Dona­tions needed

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

Unit­ingCare West ur­gently needs dona­tions of pantry food and spe­cial Christ­mas items.

THE de­mand for food from fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als do­ing it tough this Christ­mas is un­prece­dented, ac­cord­ing to Unit­ingCare West.

The agency’s In­ner City Con­nec­tion Hub on Aberdeen Street has put out an ur­gent re­quest.

“We’re do­ing our best to pre­pare enough ham­pers to meet all the re­quests com­ing in, but we’re in dan­ger of fall­ing short,” cen­tre man­ager Jane Hu­lands said.

“We’re urg­ing the Perth com­mu­nity to help us reach out to peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing hard­ship, to put food on ta­bles, presents un­der trees and above all else, give peo­ple a sense of be­long­ing, hope and pur­pose this Christ­mas.”

Ms Hu­lands said dona­tions of pantry food and Christ­mas items would be wel­comed in­clud­ing long-life milk, cus­tard, tinned ham, pud­dings, fruit mince pies, bis­cuits, tuna, pasta, rice, muesli bars and juice.

Drop off food to Unit­ingCare West at 5/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth or donate on­line.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d489508

Unit­ingCare West's Ben Dettmer (team leader), Di Const (ad­min) and Kate Hen­ning (Christ­mas Ap­peal co-or­di­na­tor) with food ham­pers for strug­gling fam­i­lies this Christ­mas. More dona­tions are needed ur­gently.

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