Struggling families set to benefit from community generosity

GENEROUS OFFERINGS: Anglicare’s Garrett Baird collects the first load of food donations left at the Central Western Daily last week. Photo: JANICE HARRIS                                                                               anglicare3

GENEROUS OFFERINGS: Anglicare’s Garrett Baird collects the first load of food donations left at the Central Western Daily last week. Photo: JANICE HARRIS anglicare3

ANGLICARE’s food collection initiative has prompted an outpouring of generosity from Orange residents, with collection bins across the city overflowing with donations of food and toiletries.

The charity started collecting food items from the Orange community when its staff realised a growing number of families did not have enough money to put food on their tables.

Anglicare administration assistant Christie McGuirk said the charity had been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from the community.

“It really just warms your heart to see that people have actually gone out shopping to buy bags of food for us,” she said.

However, the demand is ongoing and Ms McGuirk says any non-perishable items that people can donate from their pantries or shopping trollies, would be greatly appreciated.

“We will start distributing this food immediately to needy families,” she said.

Anyone wishing to donate to Anglicare can drop items into the collection bin at the Central Western Daily, 132 Kite Street, or at other locations throughout the city including the Holy  Trinity office, Bendigo Bank, Westpac and Anglicare’s office at 1 Hampden Avenue.

Anyone wanting to have a container delivered to their workplace should contact Anglicare.

The container will be picked up when it is full.

tracey.prisk@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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