Read­ers give gifts

Central Leader - - FRONT PAGE - By CATHER­INE HEALY

We asked and you an­swered.

The shelves at the Sal­va­tion Army food bank in Royal Oak are a lot fuller thanks to Cen­tral Leader read­ers.

Com­mu­nity min­istries di­rec­tor Ja­son Dil­ger would like to thank ev­ery­one who dropped off do­na­tions of non­per­ish­able food to the Cen­tral Leader of­fice or to the food bank.

‘‘We’re re­ally grate­ful. We work within the com­mu­nity to do the work we do. We couldn’t do it with­out this sup­port.

‘‘We are purely the peo­ple who meet with those who need help. We like to think we bring peo­ple to­gether in the com­mu­nity – those who are do­nat­ing and those who are in need.’’

Mr Dil­ger says it’s a great plea­sure to be able to give a lit­tle relief to fam­i­lies in need at Christ­mas time.

‘‘We are the con­duit to bring peo­ple who wouldn’t nor­mally meet each other to­gether in the com­mu­nity. It’s kinda cool. I love that,’’ he says.

Do­na­tions of non­per­ish­able food are wel­comed by the food bank all year round and can be de­liv­ered to 691a Mt Al­bert Rd.

Con­tact the Sal­va­tion Army’s com­mu­nity min­istries on 639 1181.

Huge thanks: Ja­son Dil­ger un­loads do­na­tions from Cen­tral Leader read­ers at the Sal­va­tion Army’s Royal Oak food bank.

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