Families doing it tough this Christmas will get welcome relief with the delivery of 2,000 food hampers to the Parkes region this week.
The food relief is a joint initiative between front-line charity The Rev. Bill Crews Foundation and the Australian Army; the Foundation supplying the food hampers and the Army facilitating their transport and assisting with distribution.
"Families living in the regions have been especially hard-hit by the cost of living crisis. So our Christmas food hampers will help ease their burden, ensuring there is food on the table during the festive season", said Rev. Bill Crews, CEO and Founder of The Rev. Bill Crews Foundation.
On Wednesday, 6 December two convoys of Army vehicles will transport the 2,000 hampers from the Holsworthy Barracks (in Sydney) to Peak Hill near Parkes, where they will arrive that afternoon. There they will be unloaded and distributed to families and people in need.
Each food hamper contains essential food items like tinned tuna, pasta, cereal, packet soups, long-life milk, tea and coffee. They are also stuffed with festive treats like Christmas puddings or mince pies, not to mention custard, chocolates and bon bons.
The Rev. Bill Crews Foundation’s food hampers will provide immediate and tangible assistance to those hardest hit by cost of living pressures in the Parkes region this Christmas.
When and where
Wednesday, 6 December 2023
7:00am - Convoy departure from Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Convoy due to arrive at Woolshed Cafe, 63 Caswell Street, Peak Hill
Rev. Bill Crews is available.