The Dining Room Celebrates First Birthday and Marks Year of Serving the Community

By Lynn Glanville

The Dining Room

The Dining Room is officially one year old today – February 24. The outreach project of Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire is celebrating its first anniversary all this week with many visitors coming to the parish hall to see what developments have taken place over the past 12

The project is supported by teams of volunteers from all walks of life who provide a hot home cooked lunch to homeless people, the elderly and those experiencing food poverty and loneliness.

The Dining Room was the brainchild of the Vicar of Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire, the Revd Ása Bjork Ólafsdottir who is delighted with the way the first year has gone. “What a year it has been, lots of new friends, lots of interesting food, healthier patrons, and a true sense of the community working together,”
she commented.

She paid tribute to all the volunteers and all who donate food to the project. They have seen people blossom in the Dining Room and some people who had been patrons have become volunteers.

Yesterday, as the celebrations got underway, Archbishop Michael Jackson dropped in for lunch.
Also present were local public representatives including Cllr Patricia Stewart and Terry Merry and Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

Cllr Stewart outlined …read more

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