Victory food handout to help thousands this Christmas
THOUSANDS of people struggling to make ends meet will queue from the crack of dawn this morning at Maryborough's Victory Church to get basic food items for Christmas.
Hand-outs of chips, soft-drinks, frozen foods, pasta, rice, cereals and fresh vegetables have been stockpiled by Victory Care Service's Pastor Kevin Dailly since September to make sure nobody on the Fraser Coast goes without.
"It will be a very, very busy day and when you realise how many people are struggling, it's an indication of the economic climate," he said.
Pastor Dailly expects more than 7000 people to turn up, similar to 2014. He said some had queued for more than four hours.
"Some men and women broke down and cried and I remember one woman said, 'If it wasn't you I'd have nothing on the Christmas table'," he said.
Volunteers are also needed on the day and anyone wanting to help will be accepted on the day, he said.
A sausage sizzle breakfast will be held at 6am for those who queue from early in the morning.