Many congregations in the Network regularly support local community organisations who provide food relief to families in difficult circumstances. This support has been a little harder to provide now that congregations are no longer meeting physically.
However, recently, the Rosanna Congregation put a call out for food supplies for the Emergency Food Relief Program run by BANSIC (Banyule Support & Information Centre). Members were asked to drop food off in boxes outside the Rosanna Church and when the organisers went to collect the donations, there was so much, they struggled to fit it all in their 4-wheel drive! The food supplies were delivered to a very grateful BANSIC last week.
The Heidelberg Scots Congregation also recently showed their support for BANSIC by the donation of a $1,000 emergency food voucher.
The Gresswell Congregation have been supporting Lentara Broadmeadows for many years and also recently collected food donations for their Emergency Food Relief Program.
If you would like to support either of these organisations, you can find further information at BANSIC and Lentara UnitingCare.