One of Lions Clubs International Global causes is HUNGER. And this was the theme of a recent Community Food Drive organised by the Lions Club of Berowra.
2020 saw many individuals and families in our community impacted by so many tragedies, not the least of which was the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues even today. Whether it be through loss of job, reduction in working hours or any number of changed circumstances, many more families than normal were forced to reach out and ask for help, particularly around the Christmas period.
The Lions Club of Berowra were pleased to be able to assist in this area in a way that we had not been able to previously. A Communty Food Drive was organised, where shoppers were asked to purchase one or two additional non-perishable food items during their regular shop, and place those items in one of our collector's shopping trolleys at the entrance to the store. With the assistance of management and staff of Coles at Asquith, over the weekend of 19 and 20 December, our club members - together with volunteers from St Vincent de Paul at Hornsby - gave up their time to collect the donated food items.
Many extremely generous community members were only too pleased to contribute to this worthy cause, with one lady going into Coles, filling a small trolley full of groceries, bringing them out to donate to the cause, and then heading back into the shop to do her own family shopping. This only proves that the community of Berowra, Mt Ku-Ring-Gai, Mt Colah and Asquith are the most generous in the Upper North Shore.
In total, over $6,,000 worth of groceries were donated by the community. Once everything was sorted and packaged up, all items were delivered to the team at St Vincent de Paul.
A huge thank you to all from the Lions Club of Berowra, the St Vincent de Paul, and Coles at Asquith who assisted in some way over the weekend to make this event the success that it was. And an even bigger thank you to the community. You are amazing.
Sunday 20th December 2020