Community House supports Anti-Poverty Week food drive

GAWLER Community House has donated a number of food items to help locals in need.

The organisation, with the help of its volunteers and community members, gave to UCare’s Anti-Poverty Week food drive late last month.

The week, held between October 15 and 21, highlights the issues of poverty that people in Australia, and those living overseas, face.

Gawler Community House manager Sharyn Guy said it was an important time to be helping these types of initiatives.

“Christmas is coming and it is a hard time for everybody, so a couple of things like this just makes it easier,” she said.

“We have participated for the past few years, well, I have been here for two, so at least within that time.

“We asked for non-perishable items, basically pantry-type items, and were pleased with the response.”

Aside from participating in the drive, Gawler Community House will be launching a new pizza oven day initiative in the near future, where volunteers will be teaching the community how to cook using a pizza oven.

Ms Guy said the organisation always welcomes new volunteers and is keen to assist anyone who may need help.

“We don’t target any one person, or any one group of people,” she said.

“We are open to anyone and do act as a referral service.”

For more information, call 8522 4601 or visit Gawler Community House’s Facebook page.

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Growing up in Roseworthy and attending Kapunda High School, Laura joins The Bunyip in June, 2016 whilst completing the final year of a double degree in Journalism and International Relations at University of SA. This is Laura's first role as a Journalist following a stint at Gawler Council in the Communications Department. She will cover the news in the Playford and Mallala council regions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys anything health and well-being related, and can be regularly seen shopping for fresh, healthy produce at local markets.

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