Thank you to the people doing their bit to help
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.