Ham­pers relieve strug­gle

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

VUL­NER­A­BLE fam­i­lies will be given a help­ing hand this Christ­mas.

The goods and gifts will be dis­trib­uted at MBM Angli­can Church, Rooty Hill, on Satur­day as part of Angli­care’s an­nual Christ­mas ham­per pro­gram – Toys ‘n’ Tucker.

Mt Druitt Angli­care sus­tain­able liv­ing pro­gram man­ager Ja­nine Wall said 400 fam­i­lies would be treated to a toy ham­per, morn­ing tea and a bar­be­cue this year.

“The de­mand is higher than usual this year but we do what we can with the bud­get we have,” Ms Wall said.

Angli­care Sydney chief ex­ec­u­tive Grant Mil­lard said the sup­port re­ceived for the ini­tia­tive was in­cred­i­ble.

“Christ­mas can be a hard time when the stresses of mount­ing bills and debt weigh heav­ily on the famil- ies we sup­port,” Mr Mil­lard said. “We are grate­ful and en­cour­aged by the care and gen­eros­ity of so many peo­ple who have gone out of their way to prac­ti­cally help oth­ers.

“Peo­ple who have strug­gled all year to keep a roof over their heads and food on the ta­ble will be able to share in the joy of Christ­mas.”

For emer­gency re­lief call 8805 0900.

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