No one should go hungry at Christmas, or anytime but it is a stark reality for many people.
The Eurobodalla Homelessness Support Service (EHSS) in Moruya is helping the community with food hampers to help reduce the pressure caused by rising food, rent and fuel prices. To date the EHSS has assisted families with nearly 150 hampers. This assistance has also included toiletries, petrol and dignity bags.
The start of the summer season has seen unprecedented fire warnings and evacuations in the area that have impacted on seasonal jobs and have left people displaced. Loss of income resulting in rental arrears leaving little opportunity for families to buy staple food items.
Our hampers assist those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness including families and individual’s on low income and disability pensions, the elderly and young particularly vulnerable at this time of year.
It is an unfortunate fact that currently our food supplies are now close to being exhausted due to the meeting demand. Our aim is to make sure families will not go hungry this Christmas.
To find out more about how you can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 18 77 68.
By Angie Winter
Eurobodalla Homelessness and Housing service