Thank you to the peo­ple do­ing their bit to help

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS YOUR SAY - Liana Walker Liana.Walker@bor­der­post.com.au

RES­I­DENTS of the Gran­ite Belt must be some of the most gen­er­ous peo­ple in the coun­try. Time and time again we hear stories of peo­ple do­nat­ing time, money or ef­forts to help those less for­tu­nate than them­selves.

The Foodbank ini­tia­tive (page 3) is a prime ex­am­ple of this. There are peo­ple who sup­ply pro­duce or other food prod­ucts from the lo­cal farms and most re­cently from Aldi.

They have vol­un­teers who do­nate their time to col­lect the prod­ucts, pack the boxes and de­liver them to ei­ther CDS or di­rectly to the fam­i­lies who have no means of travel.

What re­ally brings a smile to our faces is know­ing the peo­ple who vol­un­teer their time or do­nate the prod­ucts don’t re­ceive any­thing in re­turn.

Everything they do is out of kind­ness and will­ing­ness to help those in need.

Ini­tia­tives like Foodbank are indica­tive of the type of peo­ple who live in this town.

Al­though some peo­ple may not have the prod­ucts to do­nate, they still of­fer a help­ing hand.

The peo­ple at CDS told us they al­ways en­deav­our to help all of the fam­i­lies in the re­gion who have fallen on hard times with the Foodbank pro­gram, which can fluc­tu­ate from 20 to more than 50 fam­i­lies any given week.

Al­though hard­ships can’t be solved with just a box of food, this com­mu­nity is for­tu­nate to have so many peo­ple who are do­ing their bit to help.

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