Thanks to Shaz Harrison-Shaw.
This is it- distribution week. It’s the time we distribute care packs to local families in need, and it means a busy week of preparation and packaging!
This coming Wednesday morning, the packs will be distributed via ‘host’ organisation, Caresouth in Berkeley.
To prepare, volunteers spent last Friday morning at our new packing headquarters, Northern Illawarra Uniting Church, putting together 180 care packages which contain everything from shampoo and toothpaste to non-perishable food basics. Former i98 Breakfast host Bianca Dye popped in to give us a hand!
Then on Tuesday, our team of volunteers will again be on hand at Bulli Fruit and Veg to pack a further 130 fruit and vegie boxes.
The store, on the Princes Highway at Bulli has become a shining light to the Need a Feed organisation, donating all of the fresh produce each distribution day! We are so grateful to them.
Then, Tuesday night, we hit the local Bakers Delight store to collect unsold bread and add it to our packs, all ready to go Wednesday morning.
We have been fortunate for this distribution day to also receive boxes of school supplies, thanks to Jaclyn Bold from Bold Connections and Officeworks, Pitt Street Sydney. This has been a huge bonus for local families in need.
And this time, we will have a special guest helping distribute the parcels. Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury will be on hand to witness the work we do within the local community.
Domino Insurance will also be there, hosting a sausage sizzle and Balloon Expressions will drop off some orange balloons to brighten up what can sometimes be a difficult day for the people in need.
Thanks to the many hands that have made this distribution day possible. By working together we can achieve positive outcomes for the greater good in our community.