Cork Penny Dinners is a long established, independent caring organisation, offering a nourishing midday meal to all those in need, in exchange for a small coin. It is funded entirely by voluntary contributions and run by a voluntary, multi-denominational Committee.
Penny Dinners will operate for as long as there is a need. To feed one person who is hungry is a worthwhile, simple, fundamental way to help that person.
The aim is to provide a warm, dry place to sit and eat, with a welcoming atmosphere, no questions asked, no judgements made. Regardless of ability to pay, all are welcomed with courtesy. Diners are expected to treat staff and facilities with the same respect and dignity that they are offered. This ethos is upheld in a non-confrontational way at all times.
The ethos is founded on mutual respect and regard for the dignity of all: clients, volunteers, staff, committee members, suppliers and benefactors.