Staff from Suncorp Bank at Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre are spreading Christmas cheer, signing up to support the Redcliffe Community Care Network’s annual Community Christmas Appeal.
The bank has offered to be a donation collection point for locals wishing to support the appeal between now and December 12.
Customers can donate non-perishable food items such as tinned stews and soup, tinned fruit and vegetables, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, long life milk, long life custard, spreads like Vegemite, peanut butter and jam, pancake mix, cake mixes, jellies, cordial, biscuits, soft drinks, nuts, lollies, chips and mince puddings.
All donations will then go into hampers to be distributed to people who might otherwise have nothing to eat during the festive season.
Suncorp Kippa-Ring Senior Branch Manager Jade Okamura says she is glad to help the worthy cause.
“The team is stoked to support the appeal because we know everything that is collected will be given to people in our local community,” Jade says.
“It’s off to a great start - we have already had someone from The Breakfast Club come to the branch twice to pick up donations – they were full!
“We really hope this will continue over the next couple of weeks. We welcome anyone from the local community who would like to come in and drop off some items."
The branch also collects old mobile phones which are then given to victims of domestic violence across the country.
Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre is at 272 Anzac Ave, Kippa-Ring.
About the appeal
The Community Christmas Appeal is organised by the Redcliffe Community Care Network, which is made up of several services including The Breakfast Club, The Salvation Army, Encircle, Redcliffe Uniting Church, City of Moreton Bay, Band of Brothers, Redcliffe Mums Inc, Emerge Church and Peace Christian Church.
With more people struggling to make ends meet due to cost-of-living pressures, representatives from the Redcliffe Community Care Network estimate they will need to make at least 500 hampers this year.
To find out more about the appeal, read here.
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