Care packages from Fraser Coast to go to troops
AUSTRALIAN troops in Afghanistan will receive a taste of home, with gifts from the Fraser Coast and Bundaberg around Anzac Day.
Boxes of Anzac biscuits, cakes and tubes of Vegemite will hit the war-torn country where Australian troops have had a presence since 2001.
Federal election candidate for Hinkler Rob Messenger has sent goods to our Diggers from Bundaberg for the past three years and decided to extend the initiative to Hervey Bay.
Mr Messenger said the packages would bring a little piece of Australia to those serving.
"We started putting our care packages together and we've had the best feedback from the troops overseas," he said.
"The CWA have just been fantastic."
Country Women's Association Urangan branch treasurer Cae Adams said the association took great pleasure in helping out service men and women.
"Rob asked some of us ladies and we thought right, this would be a good idea," she said.
Anyone wanting to donate food can drop it at the Creations Cafe in Main St, Pialba, before April 8.