Dining In on Christmas Spirit

By PSS | Posted: Tuesday December 19, 2017

Dozens of Southland families will have a special Christmas, thanks to the support of generous Southland businesses and individuals.

Each year Southland businesses and individuals donate numerous goods – from food items to essentials – that are distributed to Southland families in need by the team at Family Works.

This year has proved no exception, with 50 food parcels set to go out the door this week and into the homes of people who would struggle without this support.

Family Works Administrator Carol Brown, who takes on the task of coordinating the food parcels each year, says the support the agency receives every year is simply amazing.

“If you think the world can be a negative place, you only need to have a look at the generosity of people over this time to change your mind,” she said.

“It really is humbling to see the real spirit of Christmas and giving come to the fore. The great thing about that is that we are able to put together food parcels of a really good quality for families, and that’s really important to us.”

“It just helps make Christmas a little easier for families who need that support.”

“Another thing we have noticed this year is the number of children giving gifts and parents encouraging them and supporting them to think of other children less fortunate – it is heart warming.”

Family Works staff will deliver the parcels to families before Christmas.

PSS would like to thank everyone who contributed to the food parcels and gifts including: Craig’s Poultry, EBOS, Kaans, Aselo, Goodman Fielder, Otago Purchasing, Richmond Grove Church, St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian First Church, Elim Church, Invercargill South Rotary, Invercargill North Rotary, Plaza Supervalue, Focus Technology, Sanitarium and Fonterra and the many individuals who contributed as well.