Daily meals service for needy hit as building placed in receivership.
Sligo News File Online.
Concern is growing for the welfare of upwards of 70 people in need
following the closure of the Twist Soup Kitchen in Sligo.
The facility, which provides meals on a daily basis, was forced to
cease its activities after the building was placed in receivership.
Founder of the facility, Oliver Williams, is attempting to reach
agreement with the receivers to allow the service to continue.
A health issue has been raised by the HSE over the location of
toilets. Separate toilets for users of the facility are also being
demanded. Mr. Williams believes this can be resolved if agreement
can be reached on the future of the soup service.
He has told local media of his disappointment at the turn of events,
stating “We keep hearing about the recession lifting on the east coast, but no way is it happening in the west.”
Every day, he said, people are being stretched to the limit. “Single
mothers in housing estates are struggling and there are children going to school hungry.”
The closure of the High street facility comes weeks after the County Council adopted a budget in which upwards of €50,000 is understood to have been earmarked for a golf tournament.
Despite repeated promises, the county council has to date failed to provide Sligo News File with a copy of the annual budget as adopted or publish it for inspection by the public on the council’s website.