Each year a member of the Lions Club is appointed with a small team to prepare a list of people in need of support during the Christmas period. This list is gathered from a range of sources including the Simon Community, the local Health and Social Services staff and from St.Vincent de Paul. These sources are cross checked to reduce duplication.
The funds to enable such a significant distribution of food vouchers throughout Galway, comes from the public of the city through two main events during December. Thanks to the public contributions to the Supermarket collection and the Radio Auction we are able to distribute door to door to over 300 families at Christmas and continue through out the year to support those who may be going through a bad patch or need some help to get back on their feet.