FOOD HUB TO BENEFIT FROM CLUB’S DONATION DRIVE
Owen Muskett and the team at Wynyard Baptist received some local press last week about the Lions Club food drive to gather donations for the ROC* Food Hub!
First published in The Advocate, 30th March 2022
If you are picking up some groceries at either Wynyard’s IGA or Woolworths supermarkets on Thursday and Friday [31st March/1st April], you will be greeted at the entrance by Lions Club of Wynyard members.
They will be at the two stores from 9am both days collecting perishable and non-perishable goods as well as monetary donations for the Wynyard Baptist Church’s ROC Community Food Hub, which assists people who need a helping hand with their groceries.
“The Lions Club have come on board and are doing this food drive so we can continue to supply good, quality, healthy food for those that need a hand in our community,” Wynyard Baptist Church pastor Owen Muskett said.
“There’s always a need for food and it seems the more we have, the more we give away.
“We don’t charge anything and it’s great to be able to give away what we have. This drive will be a great benefit to the food hubs at both Wynyard and Cooee.”
There’s always a need for food and it seems the more we have, the more we give away.Owen Muskett
Why get involved?
Lions Club of Wynyard president Tony Allen explained why the club decided to get involved.
“Because the ROC are doing such a good job, we decided to assist them by raising money and food donations for their organisation,” he said.
“We have donated money before and we have decided this is a practical way of helping them and getting publicity for both the Lions Club and the ROC at the same time.”
The Lions Club hopes their profile in the community will increase the donations.
“I think they will be improved as we have a high profile within the town as volunteers,” Mr Allen said. “The need is there so if we can help fulfill that need, good on us.”
The club’s membership director Neville Woolley said Wynyard was a generous town for its size. “Everyone puts their hand in their pocket and every little bit helps.”
EFTPOS donations will be available at Woolworths.
Reporter, The Advocate
This article is republished with kind permission of The Advocate.
FOOD DRIVE OUTCOMES
Drum roll please!
After the food drive all the donations were gathered and counted over the weekend.
In all, 21 crates of food were collected and $1,340 in donations!
Wynyard Baptist did such a fantastic job. What a great opportunity for the church to reach out to their community through ROC*.
* ROC stands for Redeeming Our Community
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