Generous Donegal public gets behind chefs helping the vulnerable during Covid-19 crisis

Funding target for project passed after three days

Generous Donegal public gets behind chefs helping the vulnerable during Covid-19 crisis

The funding target for a Donegal town project which is getting meals to elderly and vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis has already been passed.

A group of Donegal town chefs have set up Chef Aid Donegal Town to get meals to those most at risk during the crisis.

They believe that chefs in communities across Donegal and around the country could follow suit. 

Chef Aid works by allowing people to ring in and let the chefs know they need a meal, and they give their Eircode. 

Quay West Restaurant owner Jo Daly set up the project with Tim Twomey, Sinead McTiernan and Adrian McDaid after she made the difficult decision to close the restaurant until the Covid-19 crisis passes.

Initial funds of €1,200 were contributed by Quay West and Super Valu to get started.

The initiative aimed to raise €5,000 but the project has raised almost €8,000 in just three days.

Anyone who needs to order a meal can contact Ms Daly and the team on 086 3822605. They should have their Eircode to hand.  

If anyone wishes to support the campaign, they can donate on the ChefAid Donegal Town gofundme page.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email To contact Donegal Post, email To contact Inish Times, email

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.