Monday, 8 December 2008

Food for Families


I always try to help people in need, it always makes me appreciate how much I have and that my family and I don't have the struggle with buying food and what we need.
This morning I picked up a purple bag to help donate some goods that will help those that do and will give them some much needed food over this coming festive season.

If you're not in Australia, find out what your local community is doing and help out in anyway you can.

Article:

WITH more people feeling the impact of an uncertain economic climate, there is a way you can take positive action to contribute to your community.

Donating a tin of tuna, a jar of Vegemite or a bar of soap to the Leader Food For Families appeal is a tangible way of helping those most desperately in need around you.

This week marks the start of Leader’s 17th annual Food for Families appeal.

We’re asking you to donate non-perishable items that Wesley Mission Melbourne can distribute to needy people across Melbourne. In the past year, more than 4500 people have turned to Wesley for help.

“We have seen an increasing number of people who traditionally would never have thought to access us,” said Linda McKay, manager of Wesley Homeless and Support Services.

Christmas goods can be left in the Leader Food for Families bins at participating Safeway supermarkets.

Businesses, schools and other community groups can also set up collection bins by phoning Wesley Mission Melbourne on 96622355.

Grocery items happily received:

tinned tuna, salmon, sardines
and ham
tinned and ready to eat meals
eg. spaghetti, baked beans,
soup, curries, pasta
two-minute noodles,
instant noodles in a cup/bowl
pasta sauces and pasta
UHT (longlife) milk
baby food
breakfast cereals, muesli bars
and breakfast bars
biscuits
tinned fruit and vegetables
rice
teabags, instant coffee and milo
small jars of vegemite, honey,
peanut butter, nutella and jam
toothpaste and toothbrushes
toilet paper
soap
deodorant
small bottles of shampoo and conditioner
face washers
nappies

Here's a picture of my goodies that I'm donating:

4 comments:

threemoonbabies said...

Sounds like a great cause! My 6 year old just cleaned out our pantry and took some things to her school to donate. She was so excited about it.

BonTons said...

what a great thing to do, I'm off to donate my little bit too!

Maisy Brown said...

That's a great idea. I hope to do the same. Maisy xox

Kali said...

This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing and encouraging others to do so!
xo, Kali

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