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RM Dungannon names Coalisland Community Foodbank as recipient of Community Fund

Part of the RM Group, RM Dungannon, has just announced the third community recipient of its £4,000 Community Grants scheme that was announced earlier this year.

Nominated by team members at RM Dungannon, Coalisland Community Foodbank is the worthy recipient following the initial £1,000 grants awarded to Sperrinview Special School back in April and The Niamh Louise Foundation in July.

Based in St Patrick’s Hall, Coalisland Community Foodbank was nominated by several employees at RM Dungannon for its incredible work.

The voluntary organisation, which dedicates its efforts to tackling food poverty in Coalisland and the surrounding areas, will be gifted the £1,000 community fund. Employees who nominated Coalisland Community Foodbank expressed their desire to help those who are struggling with the increased cost of living and want to help their local community.

The spokesperson from Coalisland Foodbank Committee comments, “We are thrilled to have been nominated by the team at RM Group Dungannon and this unexpected gift could not have come at a better time as we approach Christmas.

“We rely on donations from the public and volunteers and aim to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis to our community. The money will be used for replenishing stocks in the food hall, as we expect that it will be a challenging time for the community this year.

“On behalf of everyone in our community and all our volunteers, thank you to the team at RM Dungannon. We are so appreciative of this gift that will make a massive difference to our community”.

The Coalisland Community Food Bank was set up in 2020, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in an attempt to provide food for those in the area who need it the most. It is run by volunteers and provides a safe space for locals to avail of food with dignity and anonymity.

The RM Community Fund was launched with employees in February and many employees have nominated extremely worthy organisations within the area, all of whom are deserving of an award. The fourth and final round of nominations will open in late November with the community grant being awarded in December.

Michael Morrow, Operating Director, RM Dungannon adds, “As a business, we recognise the importance of our local community and the incredible work that’s delivered by organisations within the area.

“Employing 130 people, many of whom are from our locality, as the business continues to grow, we want to continue to support our local organisations who deliver services to people in the local area, often in a voluntary capacity.

“We received so many worthy nominations, and the challenge is always in choosing just one, but the pressure on many households makes Coalisland Community Foodbank a great organisation that provides essentials to those who need it the most.”

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