SUPPORT for The Recorder’s Uniting for Christmas appeal for the Food Hub keeps gathering momentum following a generous donation by the Y’s Men’s Club of Port Pirie.
The service club arrived at the newspaper’s Mary Elie Street office carrying boxes and shopping bags full of items to donate to the initiative.
Among the items donated were long-life milk, breakfast spreads and tinned spaghetti – items the Food Hub often needs.
President of the Port Pirie club, Bob Fimeri, said their donation tied in with their work in supporting the community. The club also contributed to Meals on Wheels’ hamper appeal.
Club secretary, Peter Standen, said it was easy for the club to help people through a cause like The Recorder’s Christmas food appeal.
Following the appeal’s official launch on Monday, November 26, Port Pirie Regional Council (Ellen Street office), Homeflair and Risdon Park Primary School have joined the campaign as donation points.
The Uniting for Christmas appeal, being organised by The Recorder and promoted in its sister publication The Flinders News, is running to fill the shelves of Uniting Country SA’s Food Hub service.
Donated items must still be usable (not expired) and of reasonable quality as well as have a reasonable shelf life (not perishable goods that taint quickly or require refrigeration).
Personal hygiene items, like deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, razor blades and soap as well as household items like washing powder are also very welcome.
To register as a donation point, or to donate goods, phone 0434 904 274.