Angli­care An­nual Food Drive – Du­ral Dis­trict Angli­can Churches

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Sun­day 19th June 2016 - An­nual Food Drive

Don­ald Horne, some­what iron­i­cally, coined the term ‘the lucky coun­try’ in his book of the same name. It is a de­scrip­tion that many Aus­tralians have taken to heart: Aus­tralians like to be­lieve they live in “the lucky coun­try”.

There is no doubt that on a world scale Aus­tralia is a pros­per­ous coun­try. Most Aus­tralians have ac­cess to more food than they could ever need – too much, in some cases – and with re­cent rev­e­la­tions that Aus­tralian house­holds are re­spon­si­ble for $8 bil­lion worth of food wasted per year, it seems that many of us have more food than we know what to do with.

How­ever this is not true for all who live in this lucky coun­try. Ac­cord­ing to the Aus­tralian Coun­cil of So­cial Service, 1 in 8 peo­ple live in poverty. High in­comes bring with them a high cost of liv­ing which can be crush­ing for those strug­gling to live on gov­ern­ment benefits and low wages. When rent and util­i­ties are paid for, food is of­ten the es­sen­tial that suf­fers.

For many years now our dis­trict has been giv­ing food and es­sen­tials to fam­i­lies who find them­selves, es­pe­cially in win­ter, in dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances. Angli­care have come to rely on the over 30,000 items you gen­er­ously do­nate each year.

We thank you in an­tic­i­pa­tion for the baked beans, tuna, toi­let pa­per rolls, ce­real, long life milk (for a full list go to our web­site) that are given each year. Hope to see you at your front door, the su­per­mar­ket or at schools. Rev. Adam Lamb Se­nior Min­is­ter Du­ral Dis­trict Angli­can Churches

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