Bringing people together

November 6, 2019

Food For Families is a great way to bring family and friends together at Christmas.

For the past three years, Jess has called on her nearest and dearest to help collect food and toiletries for families in need during the festive season.

“Collecting goods from family and friends at Christmas is the perfect excuse to catch up and spend time together,” Jess said.

“It feels nice to know that the goods donated will help alleviate some of the stress for people struggling to make ends meet.”

Each year, Jess sends an email to her connections, encouraging them to participate in Food For Families.

And each year the response has grown – with her parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all chipping in.

“Last year we filled 15 boxes,” she said.

“It’s a great opportunity to be involved in something that’s worthwhile and easy to do. We all need to eat, so this is a simple way people can help.”

“Even my 92-year-old Nan makes a donation every year!”

Food For Families is now a Christmas tradition for Jess and those closest to her.

“We’re lucky to be in a position to be able to donate,” Jess said.

“I would really encourage people to get involved. It’s a great feeling to be able to help people in your local community at Christmas.”

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