Adopt-a-family - Jan Carlson (operations mgr. We Care 2) with volunteers Kevin Miles, Maree Madill and Matthew Hegge. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Adopt-a-family - Jan Carlson (operations mgr. We Care 2) with volunteers Kevin Miles, Maree Madill and Matthew Hegge. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

23 families across Coast still need to be 'adopted'

TO HELP families in need this Christmas, put some extra food items in your trolley while on the grocery run this week.

That is the advice from We Care 2 operations manager Jan Carlson, who now needs more help than ever to ensure every family enlisted on this year's Fraser Coast Chronicle Adopt-a-Family appeal receives a food hamper.

"Helping a family in need through the Adopt-A-Family appeal is easier than what many may think," she said.

"Adopt-A-Family is just about filling up a food hamper with goods for needy families this Christmas."

Across the Fraser Coast, there are 23 families who still need to be "adopted".

We Care 2 is joined by the Salvation Army in both Maryborough and Hervey Bay to make the Australian Regional Media initiative work across the Fraser Coast.

The Salvation Army's major Lyn Cook, based in Hervey Bay, said there were many more families this year than previous years needing a helping hand to get by this silly season.

Major Cook said limited food item donations had meant the numbers of food hampers for struggling families had been capped by the Salvation Army.

"We've had so many new families come to us for help as this year has been really bad for job losses," she said.

"And there are lot of people who need our help this year who have never needed the help of the Salvation Army before."

But there's still time for generous individuals, groups and businesses to lend a hand in the Adopt-A-Family appeal.

Those wanting to help have until close of business Friday to participate in the Adopt-A-Family Appeal, while food donations are always sought by both We Care 2 and the Salvation Army.

Hamper goods needed:

  •  UHT milk and custard
  •  Tinned fruit and vegetables
  •  Long life juices
  •  Lollies and short- bread
  •  Christmas cake
  •  Nuts and chips
  •  Butcher vouchers for meat and ham


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