Food ham­pers help­ing fam­i­lies

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

WITH high un­em­ploy­ment, job cut­backs and the ris­ing cost of liv­ing, many fam­i­lies are liv­ing pay cheque to pay cheque and go­ing with­out many of the lux­u­ries.

For one Childers lo­cal, he has opened his heart to help strug­gling fam­i­lies and sin­gles by of­fer­ing food ham­pers to the com­mu­nity.

Terry Bod­nar drives to Mary­bor­ough once a week to col­lect the ham­pers for the com­mu­nity and en­cour­ages Childers and the wider re­gion to or­der a ham­per.

“I un­der­stand the sit­u­a­tion many fam­i­lies are in cur­rently and I want to be able to help,” he said.

Mr Bod­nar said he doesn’t ask ques­tions or ask to see pen­sion cards – the ser­vice is for ev­ery­one.

“All I ask is for cus­tomers to book a ham­per by no later than Thurs­day,” he said.

The food ham­pers con­tain fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles, milk and bread, toi­letries, canned food and sweet treats.

“The ham­pers have about $100 worth of food and the cost to the com­mu­nity is only $35,” he said.

Mr Bod­nar said you don’t need to pay up-front – you pay when you col­lect the ham­per from him.

“All I ask is for you to col­lect your or­der as I would be out of pocket if not col­lected,” he said.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to or­der your food ham­per, phone Terry Bod­nar on 0420 833 899.

PHOTO: : VALERIIE HOR­TON

LOADED UP: Terry Bod­nar loads up his ute with 12 pack­ages to take back to those he helps out in Childers.

PHOTO: VA­LERIE HOR­TON

DE­LIV­ERY: Terry Bod­nar drives to Mary­bor­ough once a week to col­lect ham­pers for the com­mu­nity and en­cour­ages Childers and the wider re­gion to or­der a ham­per.

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