Gen­eros­ity to food bank

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

‘‘It was a good day for the Pu­taruru com­mu­nity on Satur­day,’’ Overdale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Trust Board chair­man Bill McKin­non said.

Thanks to the or­gan­is­ing skills of the Pu­taruru Lions Club, the Pu­taruru Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade and the gen­eros­ity of the com­mu­nity, the food bank, which is ad­min­is­tered by the Overdale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, can con­tinue to pro­vide its ser­vices to peo­ple in need.

Pu­taruru peo­ple would have been wo­ken on Satur­day to the sound of sirens when the Fire Ser­vice went from street to street col­lect­ing items for the food bank.

The Overdale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, which has a Presbyterian-based phi­los­o­phy, was estab­lished 18 years ago and has gone from strength to strength.

The cen­tre has premises on Overdale Rd and pro­vides a range of qual­i­fied and con­fi­den­tial ser­vices.

These in­clude family coun­selling, bud­get­ing, work and in­come ser­vices, and pas­toral care.

There is a range of re­fer­ral ser­vices which in­cludes the food bank.

The cen­tre is open daily and peo­ple are en­cour­aged to use its ser­vices. Phone or call in and talk to Overdale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre man­ager Mar­garet on 07 883 8771.

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