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Putting Food on Someone Else's Table

Putting Food on Someone Else's Table

Christmas is in the air, our tree is up, the carols are playing, the Christmas party is organised and we are bracing ourselves to face the shops. Despite the chaos, most of us are looking forward to a relaxing and abundant Christmas filled with family, food, fun and of course gifts.

Sadly however, there are many within our community whose stresses over Christmas come from not having nearly enough. There are families within the Illawarra who can’t pay their bills and put food on the table, let alone consider buying gifts.

So Bevans, IGA, Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre and the Lighthouse Church have teamed up to collect food and vouchers to make Christmas a little brighter and better for everyone in the community.

You can help by donating non-perishable festive type food, staples or IGA Vouchers, as part of the Emergency Relief Program run by the Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre.  This program helps families across the community from Towradgi right up to Helensburgh.

Just donate non-perishable food such as biscuits, Christmas cake or pudding, crackers, rice, pasta, coffee, tea, potato chips, condiments, chocolate, stir through sauces or anything else you would like to see on your table.

When: All donations need to be in by the 10th December

Where: Drop food or vouchers into the Bevans Thirroul, Bevans Corrimal, Bevans Wollongong or Thirroul IGA

How: On the 12th December the Bevans team, Thirroul Neighbour Centre and Lighthouse Church will be inviting those in need to come in and ‘shop’ allowing them to choose their own food

So next time you go shopping, pick up something a little extra to help someone else have a magical Christmas.

by Tanya Demello on 28 November 2014

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