Food Drive at Lakeside Shopping Centre

Salvation Army of Long Jetty members Val Jones and Teagan Brownrigg with Retina Serrafis

The Christmas Spirit has arrived at The Entrance with residents donating food to help those less fortunate this festive season through a Food Drive at Lakeside Shopping Centre.

Customers are encouraged to buy extra cans of food or non-perishable items and place them in the donation cage near Coles.

All donations will be distributed locally by the Salvation Army of Long Jetty.

“In an average week, The Salvation Army helps over 100,000 people across Australia, and this figure increases significantly at Christmas time,” said Major Andrew Humphreys from The Salvation Army of Long Jetty.

Lakeside Shopping Centre Manager, Retina Serrafis, was excited to once again support the annual food drive, saying that she hoped that the donated food would go a small way towards assisting families who find themselves in challenging situations.

“We are proud to see the community of The Entrance step in and help out when called upon and Lakeside Shopping Centre is thrilled to be a convenient collection point for donations,” she said.

The Salvation Army will be collecting cans of food and non-perishable food until December 21.

Press release, Nov 27
Celina Johnson, iSocialize