DONEGAL IS WORST-HIT BY FOOD POVERTY SAY UNIONS

first_imgTrade unions Unite and Mandate claim that 10% of people in Ireland are suffering food poverty – and Donegal is the worst-hit.The unions are demanding immediate Government aid for poverty relief organisations to help.In a county-by-county report produced today, they say that Donegal is the worst-hit with one-in-nine people affected in the county with the lowest income levels. The two unions want the Government to provide immediate aid to organisations providing food assistance to enable them to cope with Christmas demand.Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said: “Food poverty in Ireland today is part of a policy-made disaster – austerity, and the collapse in incomes it has brought in its wake.“Organisations providing food assistance are stretched to their limits, which is why we are calling on the Government to immediately make €10 million available to such organisations,” he said.DONEGAL IS WORST-HIT BY FOOD POVERTY SAY UNIONS was last modified: December 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more