Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Defence Forces Veterans: Discussion

Mr. Michael Thompson:

I will give the committee a brief example. In post 1, Arbour Hill, they go out to Tallaght every week and collect from FoodCloud and make up 30 parcels to give out to veterans' families. In some of the families they support, the veteran could have passed away. They bring out the parcels to the veterans or their families. It is all done anonymously. They go to FoodCloud, collect food, bring it back to the post, make up the parcels and give them out to the families. That is one example.