Alice Leahy joins Fran on Tipp Today

More than 3,000 people queued from before dawn on Tuesday to receive Christmas food vouchers at the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin.

It shows that for many families, Christmas is a huge financial burden.

Fran was joined on the line by Fethard woman and former Tipperary Person of the Year, Alice Leahy, founder of the homeless agency TRUST.

The Alice Leahy Trust is a befriending, social & health service for people who are homeless in existence since 1975.