Can drive to help those in region ‘doing it tough’

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Community Resource Centre customer service officer Adam Purdy, Manjimup St Vincent de Paul conference member Tracy Lambert and Manjimup Coles store manager Tom McMillan are encouraging people to get on-board with the canned food drive to go towards Lower South West families and individuals in need.
Camera IconManjimup Community Resource Centre customer service officer Adam Purdy, Manjimup St Vincent de Paul conference member Tracy Lambert and Manjimup Coles store manager Tom McMillan are encouraging people to get on-board with the canned food drive to go towards Lower South West families and individuals in need. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Community organisations and businesses are coming together to urge people to donate canned food for those in need.

The Manjimup St Vincent de Paul Winter Food Appeal Canned Food Drive began on Monday and there is an opportunity to donate cans through to July 31.

Organisers welcome canned foods to be donated at designated drop-off points at the Manjimup Community Resource Centre, Coles and Woolworths.

St Vincent de Paul member Tracy Lambert said all food donated in the can drive would stay in the area.

“After the success of the Christmas hampers, we wanted to run it similarly with the winter appeal,” she said

“It means we can give people food parcels that are a bit more solid. This is for people who are genuinely doing it tough, being able to give them a bag of groceries can make such a difference.”

Food with ring-pull tops are preferred, but not essential.

Mrs Lambert thanked the CRC, Coles and Woolworths for their support of the canned food drive.

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