Armagh Observatory and Planetarium has donated a host of items from its café to the local Armagh Foodbank based in the Armagh Elim Church.

With the doors of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium currently closed, the local attraction packed up food items to help members of the local community that may need it during this time.

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium Education and Outreach Manager, Sinead Mackle, is pictured with Thomas Montgomery from the Armagh Foodbank based in Armagh Elim Church.

The Armagh Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. The team provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people in crisis.

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium Education and Outreach Manager, Sinead Mackle said, “We are grateful to the Armagh Foodbank for all that they do, helping organise support for local people that may be facing a difficult time. The pandemic has compounded a number of issues for individuals and families, with many people under financial pressures. We hope that our donation can help our local community, as it is so important to support each other during this challenging time.

To get help and to avail of the services of the foodbank, visit


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