Community Support Frankston and partners are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Frankston Christmas Hamper Appeal doing what they do best – going all out to provide food hampers, vouchers and toys to the city’s most disadvantaged residents. More than 10 tonnes of festive foods will be delivered, unpacked and sorted into more than 1000 hampers this week at the Uniting Church, Frankston.
CSF manager Steve Phillips said dozens of volunteers, including Frankston City Council officers, will donate their time to make sure that our most vulnerable residents aren’t forgotten this Christmas. “We’re expecting another record-breaking year with demand for assistance continuing to increase, including families that have never reached out for help before,” Mr Phillips said. “Unfortunately, times are only getting tougher for people surviving on low or no income.”
Hampers and other assistance co-ordinated by CSF are distributed through welfare agencies, schools and caseworkers as part of the Frankston Emergency Relief Providers network and Operation Larder. Last year, generous community donations meant CSF was able to distribute a record 726 hampers that helped 1871 people, including 980 children.
Cash donations can be made here or sent to CSF Material Aid Trust, Community Support Frankston, 35 Beach St, Frankston.