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Locals generously donated much-needed food to families in crisis throughout July and August as part of developer, Parklea’s annual Winter Food Drive.
Donation spots were located at Parklea’s Arena Shopping Centre and Timbertop Estate in Officer where large boxes were filled and refilled with non-perishable food.
All donations went to the 4Cs, a Pakenham-based charity that supports families with food, shelter, counselling, life skills training and financial relief. The 4Cs have in one year successfully steered the donation of over 500 tonnes of food, largely contributed by local community initiatives.
The 4Cs general manager, Cheryl Daly, was overwhelmed by the public’s response to the drive and said the food would bring hope to people who were struggling to provide the basic necessities for their families.
The Winter Food Drive is just one of the many initiatives run by Parklea to support individuals in the community including the Christmas Gift Drive which will run again later this year and provide gifts to disadvantaged children.
“We continue to be amazed at the generosity of members of our local communities,“ said Jarod Mills, Sales and Marketing manager at Parklea.
“As a developer of communities, we feel it’s important to give back and support local initiatives that help the most vulnerable.“
To learn more about Parklea’s community initiatives including the Gift Drive starting in November, visit parklea.com/community