Secret Millionaire welcomes official opening of Newry Food Bank

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Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Roisin Isaacs, a past pupil of St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook who appeared on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire, where she was first introduced to a food bank in Dundee, was instrumental in bringing the new Food Bank to Newry.

Roisin, who is a successful local business woman working in England and a patron of the Trussell Trust, welcomed the official opening of the Newry Food Bank.

She told Newry Times, “As a patron of the Trussell Trust I am very happy to see our work extended to my local area with the opening of a food bank at the Newry Christian Centre.

“I am pleased to be able to help people locally who are in need of emergency assistance – especially in the run up to Christmas.

“It is an unfortunate fact of life that there is always a need for food banks and that that need is even greater during times of economic difficulty.

“Food banks provide a safety net for people who are experiencing difficulty and can help tide them through tough times until things improve for them.

Roisin added, “It is my hope that the new Newry Food bank will complement the work of others like St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army who have been working in this area for many years.”

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley, who is a former classmate of Roisin at St Paul’s said, “Roisin Isaacs is an excellent role model for our young people. Through her own hard work and business acumen she has had phenomenal success with her own business and has been extremely generous in sharing the fruits of her success with others.

He added, “Although she no longer resides in the local area she has not forgotten her roots and has been instrumental in bringing the food bank to Newry through her work with the Trussell Trust.”


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1 Comment for “Secret Millionaire welcomes official opening of Newry Food Bank”

  1. Aisling

    Article doesn’t say where the food bank is in Newry

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