Generosity to food bank
‘‘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.