St Joseph’s lends a Help­ing Hand

Isis Town and Country - - News -

ST JOSEPH’S Childers P&F has kick-started its Help­ing Hands project for 2015.

A re­vived project from the Year 4/5 class in 2012, P&F pres­i­dent Mara Rogers said Help­ing Hands sought to sup­port the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the school and fam­i­lies by “pro­vid­ing a com­pas­sion­ate and prac­ti­cal ser­vice”.

“Ev­ery­one needs help from time to time, whether it is due to fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties, birth of a new baby, be­reave­ment, health or other cir­cum­stances,” Mrs Rogers said.

“Our aim is to of­fer meals to fam­i­lies who find them­selves in th­ese chal­leng­ing times.”

She ex­plained the aim of the pro­gram was to en­sure the school kept a strong stock of meals handy for dis­tri­bu­tion.

“We aim to keep a stock of freezer meals, gro­cery vouch­ers and non-per­ish­able lunch box items with pack­ag­ing and in­gre­di­ents from a list avail­able from the school of­fice,” she said.

“Do­na­tors don't need to be a mas­ter chefs.

“If there is no time to cook, gro­cery vouch­ers and non-per­ish­able items for lunch boxes are much ap­pre­ci­ated.”

If you, or some­one you know, re­quires a meal, you can phone the school of­fice con­fi­den­tially on 4126 1866.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

HERE TO HELP: St Joseph's Childers P&F launch Help­ing Hand Meals. From left: pres­i­dent Mara Rogers, trea­surer Jeff Free­man and sec­re­tary Candice Wilkin.

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