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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# cork penny dinners

This year
'It makes us stronger': Family of Bruna Fonseca thank hundreds who turned out to remember her
A vigil and a mass were held in Cork city today in memory of the Brazilian native.
All time
'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets
Cork Penny Dinners says the coronavirus has put the already vulnerable community at greater risk.
Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s
The charity now feeds about 2,000 people per week.
'He was kind, loving and sometimes he could be very happy': Tribute to a brother who died on the streets
There have been at least 15 reported deaths of homeless people in the past seven months – here are two of their stories.
A soup kitchen founded in Victorian times is feeding the working poor. That’s some centenary
Donal O’Keeffe reflects on a visit to Cork Penny Dinners, one of the country’s oldest soup kitchens.
This soup kitchen wants to make Communion easier for struggling families
Cork Penny Dinners is giving away all the gear for free.
Cork Penny Dinners appeals for food donations
The charity feeds 1000 hungry people in need a week – and is looking for donations of food to help it continue its work.
Businesses club together to host party for 500 homeless people
President Higgins takes up role performed by Mary McAleese to greet diners at Annual Lions Club party for vulnerable Dublin citizens.
300% increase in people needing 5c dinners
Cork Penny Dinners has served up hot meals for a small donation since 1750 – and now it’s seeing business people, parents and families availing of its services.