Church’s plea for help
MEAT DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR FOOD PARCELS
IN the middle of Give Now Week, Midlandbased Pastor Dale Ross says the Food Ministry is missing the great working relationship it had with meat suppliers in Northam and Midland. Give Now Week runs until December 4. With charities and churches playing an increasingly important role in helping the underprivileged, some of their most important work is in delivering essential services to people and places at risk of falling through the gaps in government services.
“We have really missed the great work- ing relationship that Faith Christian Fellowship based in Northam had with companies to provide meat in our food parcels to families in need in Northam,” Mr Ross said.
The previous minister, Pastor Patrick, who fostered the original food partnerships with many organisations, passed away four months ago.
“Since then we have not been able to source the food required to supply the families who have come to rely on our assis- tance,” Mr Ross said.
“We have a growing need for assistance in some of the areas we cover in and around Northam.”
Mr Ross said heading into the Christmas period, there was a great need for support.
“I can assure everybody that what you supply goes to people in real need and is really appreciated,” he said.
“We have three commercial- sized freezers able to take sausages and other meats at any time in Northam if people are able to donate for us to distribute among those struggling at the moment.”
Mr Ross said the church also needed a refrigerated van for transport in the summer months for the food deliveries.
The church is delivering 40 food parcels a week to Northam. but Pastor Ross said the need was high and he could deliver 80 if he had the donations.
The Mt Helena Voluntary Bush Fire Brigade will escort Santa Claus on his deliveries.