Musgrave donates €35,000 to Cork Penny Dinners

Chef Kevin Dundon Cooks for Food Charity’s Volunteers

Musgrave Triathlon Committee today (Monday, December 18th) donated a cheque for €35,000 to food charity Cork Penny Dinners. Musgrave’s Triathlon fundraising event raised a total of €205,000 for charities this year. Musgrave’s Triathlon fundraiser also donated €35,000 to children’s ambulance service Bumbleance, €35,000 to Pieta House and €100,000 to Breakthrough Cancer Research.

Cork Penny Dinners, which was established during the Famine as a soup kitchen, feeds approximately 200 people every day and serves 1,000 meals a week, compared to just 150 meals a few years ago.

Edelle Bruton, Musgrave Triathlon Organiser, presented the cheque for €35,000 to Caitriona Twomey from Cork Penny Dinners at the charity’s premises in Little Hannover, Cork city.

SuperValu also sent celebrity chef Kevin Dundon to cook Christmas Dinner for the Cork Penny Dinners’ volunteers after the daily dinner service was finished.

Commenting on the donation, Edelle Bruton from Musgrave said: “As a community-based retailer, we are delighted to support the invaluable service that Cork Penny Dinners provides. It is important for communities to help those who are vulnerable, especially at this time of year, and we hope that this donation will provide the support for Cork Penny Dinners to continue its vital work.”

Caitriona Twomey from Cork Penny Dinners said: “I am honoured to accept this generous donation from Musgrave. It will go a long way in helping us to provide hot, nourishing meals to service users during the festive period and into the next year. On behalf of everyone at Cork Penny Dinners, I would like to thank Musgrave.”

Cork Penny Dinners is open every day throughout the festive period from 9.00am to 1.30pm.

SuperValu serves over 2.6 million customers every week and has 219 stores nationwide. Together with its retail partners, SuperValu employs approximately 14,500 colleagues, making it one of the State’s largest private sector employers. 75% of everything on SuperValu’s shelves is sourced in Ireland. SuperValu continues to source locally wherever possible which helps to sustain 30,000 jobs in the Irish economy.


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