Increasing number of families...


Increasing number of families turn to charities for help amid rising cost of living

RedFM News
RedFM News

11:12 1 Nov 2022

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More families will turn to charities this week as the cost of living becomes unbearable.

That's according to Cork Penny Dinners who say families won't be able to afford to feed their children while they're on break from school and aren't recieving school lunches.

Some people told the soup kitchen they are paying back multiple money lenders and worry that they won't be able to afford Christmas, despite being in employment.

The charity are calling on the Government to intervene and say the cost of living is now having a severe impact on peoples mental health.

Speaking to RedFM News, Caitriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners says going to money lenders is a bad idea, but people are left with no option:

"People are not making a choice to go to the moneylender. They're not going by choice. They're being forced to go because they need us for something that's urgent that they have to pay, you just can't do something and leave it there. You'll be in trouble. So they have to turn to somebody for to get the money and the money lenders can take them around."

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