Help feed peo­ple at Christ­mas

Canning Times - - NEWS -

C3 Lang­ford is on a mis­sion to en­sure no­body eats alone at Christ­mas, but its church­go­ers need help to make it hap­pen.

The church is fundrais­ing for its Do­nate a Plate cam­paign to pro­vide Christ­mas din­ner for about 500 un­der­priv­i­leged peo­ple on De­cem­ber 18.

Com­mu­nity pas­tor Lisa Whit­tle said the church wanted to turn its com­mu­nity din­ner into a large-scale event to end the year on a high note.

“Our fort­nightly din­ners nor­mally fin­ish early De­cem­ber for a Christ­mas wind-up and we get an in­sane amount of peo­ple,” she said.

“This year, we’ve had in­flux of home­less and lonely peo­ple, peo­ple with no fam­ily and it felt right to do an ac­tual Christ­mas din­ner.”

Ms Whit­tle said they were fundrais­ing to se­cure cater­ers for the din­ners and just $25 would help feed two peo­ple.

“You can do­nate a plate, then we’ll put your name on a plate and you’ll know you do­nated to these peo­ple to eat at Christ­mas,” she said.

The church will have a fes­tive Giv­ing Tree to help those less for­tu­nate.

“We gather in­for­ma­tion from peo­ple and fam­i­lies in need and convert it into a card that has gen­der and age on it and place it on our Christ­mas tree,” she said.

To do­nate, visit https://chuffed.org.

Tyler Bat­ter­bury, Tony Hawkins, Tracey Gray and Donelle Down­ing at one of C3 Lang­ford’s com­mu­nity din­ners.

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