For the past three months Forest Lakes Family Centre has been busy conducting a food drive in the community to support William Langford Community House.
WLCH works to ensure there is a place where opportunities and support can be accessed to secure the achievement of a range of goals from child development, mental and physical wellbeing, to skills development, economic stability and improved employment prospects.
People from all over the southern suburbs have donated and the centre coordinator Kristy Campbell said the response was overwhelming.
“We have a yellow bin similar to the council bins and we have managed to fill it several times, and donations are still coming in,” she said.
“The most popular products were nappies, long life milk, rice, pasta and pasta sauces.
“We also had the opportunity to share a good mix of items with the young Gosnells family that lost their home to fire a few weeks ago.”
The team of volunteers also kept themselves busy sewing boomerang bags during the restrictions and donated more than 50 bags to the not-for-profit organisation and have another 30 bags ready to go.
Ms Campbell said the community never stops surprising them.
“It is amazing how much our community steps up and stands together,” she said.
“We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to donate.
“When I phoned William Langford Community House, the first time to let them know we had a boot full of donations to drop off they were shocked.
“They had seen so many people coming to them in the first couple of weeks after lockdown, desperately needing help, especially those who were here on visas and not eligible for job keepers.
“They have certainly appreciated the deliveries while they awaited additional funds to help those in need,” she said.
To donate contact (08) 9493 3122.
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