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