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More than 7800 line up for free hampers from church

Peta Hanney checks a picture she snapped on her mobile phone of Tribe of Judah motorcyclists Mark Plackett and Tim Martin, who were handing out bottles of water to keep the multitude hydrated.
Peta Hanney checks a picture she snapped on her mobile phone of Tribe of Judah motorcyclists Mark Plackett and Tim Martin, who were handing out bottles of water to keep the multitude hydrated. Robyne Cuerel

MORE than 7800 people lined up at Maryborough's Victory Church  for a free hamper of food on the weekend.

Pastor Yuan Miller said it was fantastic to be able to help so many people in the lead up to Christmas.

Each hamper was full of about $200 of food and Pastor Miller said many people had made comments that being given the hamper meant they now had the money to buy their children a few presents for Christmas.

Along with about 150 volunteers, Pastor Miller worked tirelessly on Saturday, making sure everyone who visited went home with something.

"Although we were exhausted, it was worth it," he said.

Peta Hanney got a free hamper of food at the event and said the money it saved her would allow her to buy a medical device her daughter needed.

The device is an oxygen monitor for her daughter Alexandra, who suffers from central sleep apnoea and epilepsy.

The hamper was filled with fresh food and vegetables, cake mixes and much more, Ms Hanney said.

"It's just amazing to know somebody cares so much about this community," she said.

Pastor Miller said the church had spent thousands of dollars on the hampers.

He said the church would do the same thing next year.

The heat was a bit of a problem for some of the people who came along and Pastor Miller said there would be more water and more shade next year.

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