A North West spokesperson for The St. Vincent De Paul movement says an increasing number of people are accessing their services across the counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.
Nationally it’s being reported that almost 200 hundred thousand people have been in touch with The charity this year alone looking for help.
The society says it has provided over 330 million euro of direct assistance to people who need help over the past 10 years.
Its annual Christmas Appeal begins today, and this year it’s focused on providing help to struggling parents who wonder how they will provide a Happy Christmas for their families.
Lisa Mulligan works locally for St Vincent De Paul in he North West Region.
She says many families are finding it difficult to live from day to day.