Food Appeal

Be a Christmas Elf with SVP

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides help to thousands of families at Christmas which includes both essential food items as well as Christmas treats.  This food is distributed by our network of local volunteers.
We would be so grateful if your company, school or group would like to be Christmas Elves and take part in the Food Appeal. 

We will provide you with:

  • Posters to put up around your organisation
  • A list of suggested food items
  • Delivery information and a delivery docket to go with your food donations
  • A certificate of appreciation to display on a noticeboard

You will:

  • Collect all donations by the cut-off date for your region to allow ample turnaround time for our volunteers visiting families in need
  • Ensure all food collected is non-perishable, with an expiry date well into 2020
  • Ensure all food is unwrapped and in shopping bags as opposed to hampers, for the ease of our volunteers
For further information please see our Food Appeal Guidelines. If you need additional support please contact your relevant regional office below or find your regional drop off point here.
Region Phone Email Cut-off date
East (Dublin, Kildare & Wicklow) 01-8198470 / 8414 6th December
Mid West (Clare Limerick, Offaly & Tipperary) 087 977 1829 18th December
North (Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh & Tyrone) 075 964 31074 18th December
North East and Midlands (Cavan, Longford, Louth, Meath, Monaghan & Westmeath) 041 987 3331 15th December
North West (Donegal, Leitrim & Sligo) 074 917 3933 16th December
South West (Cork & Kerry) 021 427 0444 / 086 024 9518 17th December
South East (Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Waterford & Wexford) 051 350 725 13th December
West (Galway, Mayo & Roscommon) 091 563 233 / 5th December

Thank you so much for your support – Christmas wouldn’t be the same without you! 

Other ways to donate

Donate by phone
Just call 01-8848200 or find your local office

Donate by post
Please send cheques to Freepost DN 1096, Society of St. Vincent de Paul National Office, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1 

Donate at bank
Bank: Bank of Ireland, Phibsborough, Dublin 7; A/C Name: St. Vincent de Paul Council of Ireland. A/C Number: 80005599; Sort Code: 90-06-23; Bank Identifier Code: BOFIIE2D; BAN Code: IE70 BOFI 9006 2380 0055 99