You can’t beat the kindness of strangers.
A charity volunteers has taken to Twitter to thank Cork people for helping her secure food to continue feeding the city’s homeless for the foreseeable future.
Margaret Smith, who works with Homeless Help and Support Cork, asked her Twitter followers to spread the word about the group’s twice-weekly food run on St Patrick Street, following an unprecedented level of demand in recent weeks.
Thanks to the response on social media, the group has now filled all of the open slots on their rota.
“Guys. The response to yesterdays tweet has been phenomenal.” said Margaret.
Guys. The response to yesterdays tweet has been phenomenal. We have filled all our rota slots for now. There are other homeless groups also in need of help so please get in touch with them if you would like to help. My faith in humanity is restored. Xx pic.twitter.com/rxoBLR8Fhp
— Margaret Smith (@marsmithcork) August 11, 2019
“We have filled all our rota slots for now. There are other homeless groups also in need of help so please get in touch with them if you would like to help. My faith in humanity is restored.”
Kind Cork folk offered support in droves, with locals offering to chip in with cooking and food prep and businesses pledging meals.
Chef Takashi Miyazaki, owner of the Michelin-star restaurant ichigo ichi, got in touch with Help Cork to say his staff would be available to drop off a Japanese curry for 30 people.
Meanwhile the owners of the Palestinian eatery Izz Café on George’s Quay, Izz and Eman Alkarajeh, donated a delivery of their traditional ‘manaeesh’ pizzas, while the Lough Scouts and members of Highfield Rugby Club offered to help out and organise supplies.