Com­mu­nity bank aids lo­cal re­lief ef­fort

Alpine Observer - - Bright Hot Rods -

ANGLICARE Mount Beauty Emer­gency Re­lief and Mt Beauty and District Com­mu­nity Bank have found a new way to sup­port lo­cal fam­i­lies in need.

A shelf just inside the doors of the bank has been set aside on which do­na­tions of non-per­ish­able food can be left for dis­tri­bu­tion.

Su­per­mar­ket shop­pers are asked to buy an ex­tra item ev­ery now and again and place it on the shelf in the bank for later col­lec­tion by the re­lief ser­vice.

“Right now we are in need of items such as longlife milk and juice drinks, dry pasta and pasta sauce, tinned fish, veg­eta­bles and fruit and in­stant flavoured noo­dles,” Anglicare Mt Beauty Emer­gency Re­lief’s David Mun­day said.

“When our re­quire­ments change we will let the com­mu­nity know.”

The bank and the re- lief ser­vice are long-time part­ners, hav­ing run an an­nual Christ­mas tree ap­peal, where the com­mu­nity is given the op­por­tu­nity to buy gifts for chil­dren of fam­i­lies in need in the area.

A bank spokesper­son said that this year’s tree should be up very soon.

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