St Mary’s community campaigner Eamonn O’Brien works hard to support foodbank
St Mary’s campaigner Eamonn O’Brien has been volunteering to support Manchester’s first student run foodbank (as reported by the BBC).
Eamonn who is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in History at the University of Manchester said “In these difficult economic times, I think it is important that people come together to help those that are most in need. In the second decade of the 21st Century its incredible that people are going hungry. Although this is a time of austerity, there shouldn’t be a shortage of compassion or kindness.”
Ivan Lewis MP commented “I think Eamonn and the other students involved deserve a lot of credit. Actions speak louder than words. What these young people are doing is making a real difference. David Cameron says we are all in this together, perhaps when he was in Manchester for the Tory Party Conference he should have visited this student run foodbank so he could see for himself what is happening in the real world. “
The project is supported by the Trussell Trust and will initially operate once a week on Wednesdays from 10am to midday, from the Chaplaincy next door to the Holy Name Catholic Church.
The students will be dealing with referrals from social services and other agencies.
Pictured: Eamonn O’Brien working at the Manchester Food Bank