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Free Community Breakfast

We took this small step to provide a hot breakfast and beverage on a cold morning to anyone who wanted to avail of it. It was well received by everyone we met and proves that we don’t need permission or approval to be kind to our neighbours. Our aim with the ‘Bricfeasta Pobail Saor agus Gaelach’ is help instil hope, pride and confidence in our local communities.

We were met with resounding positivity and thanks from local people who engaged with us and enjoyed some tea/coffee and breakfast at the top of the rock. We had been reading about the Black Panthers and were inspired by their legendary breakfast clubs that J Edgar Hoover once described as the greatest threat to American National Security.

We were shocked to learn that Belfast now has 13 foodbanks in 2017 in communities that are ravaged by unemployment. There is surely no bigger indictment of society and those in power. We also learned that thousands of sick, disabled and unemployed people are being financially sanctioned every month at social security offices whilst jobs are scarce because of failed government policy. These sanctions disproportionately target the people of West Belfast and are creating widespread humiliation and a culture of silence. People are in dire straits, afraid and alone.

We meet on the last Friday of every month and assemble between 7.45 and 9.15. We also welcome all help and support. Hopefully others across the city can be encouraged to do likewise and set up their Free breakfast initiatives to coincide with our own. 

If you’re interesting in supporting this initiative and/or working along with us, we can be contacted on oifig@glornamona.com or call us on 90234442.


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