Hope is needed now more than ever - whatever you can spare
DROP DONATIONS ON SATURDAYS
Between 10am - 1pm @ St Thomas
44 Station St Burwood
or on Mondays between 9:30am and noon @ One Community Church
184 Surrey Rd, Blackburn
Stage 3 restrictions due to COVID19 has meant that we have been unable to conduct our annual Food Drive. With so many people now unemployed, and many who are not eligible for government assistance (such as International Students), now more than ever, emergency food agencies need stock in their food banks.
Our Hope-Filled Bags campaign is responding to this present and increasing need by offering a way to donate food safely.
Each Saturday, St Thomas Burwood will be open from 10am - 1pm to receive donated food items. Trestle tables will be set up in the church hall. Food items may be placed on the trestle tables. Volunteers will be there and observing social distancing.
Donated items and money will be be made available for students - who are in critical need at this time.
Subsequent to assisting students, we will forward the donations to the following agencies:
City of Whitehorse Council COVID-19 Response
Uniting East Burwood Centre
Salvation Army Box Hill
St Vincent de Paul Vic
Eastern Emergency Relief Network
Box Hill Community Information & Support
Anglicare Box Hill
Whitehorse Churches Care Food Relief Centre
See the shopping list for items that are most needed.
If you are unable to drop off food at St Thomas' you may donate money towards this campaign.
Believe us when we say that every little bit of help is appreciated and counts, especially for those in need.