‘Major Bake’ initiative to include Avondhu area

It is envisaged that an initiative which is set to begin in a small village in the Duhallow barony of County Cork for the benefit of Cork Penny Dinners, will expand to the take in all parts of Cork County.

The idea originated in Kilbrin (near Kanturk) where, since April 19, a dedicated group of bakers and drivers stepped up to the plate and delivered delicious home baking to over 100 households in Kilbrin every Sunday.

With this sentiment in mind, the group has decided to organise a ‘Major Bake’ which will be undertaken by all Kilbrin residents on June 14th, with all donations going to Cork Penny Dinners.

From there, every Parish in Duhallow will become involved, and thereafter all communities throughout the county.

The intention is to take in baking, perishable goods and money donations (for which receipts will be given) and deliver to Penny Dinners on the day of collection. 

“If every town and village get involved and take their turn it would mean our turn would only come around once in every 5 years.

“We hope that the various clubs within towns and villages will all work together to ensure this drive achieves the success it deserves,” Margaret O’Callaghan told The Avondhu this week.

“Penny Dinners feed over 500 people every day throughout the county – that’s a staggering total of more than 182,500 meals per year and demand is growing. 

“Once Duhallow has been covered, which should see us into October, we will concentrate on North Cork where we already have a commitment from some parishes,” Margaret explained.

Readers who would like to take part in this initiative can contact Margaret O’Callaghan – 087-2741624, E-mail margaret.ocallaghan3591@gmail.com; Ben O’Dea 087-1245472, E-mail; bennymick1968@gmail.com or Katrina Cullinane, E-mail; katrinacullinane@yahoo.com.