When Nathan, the YouthCARE chaplain at Ardross and Kardinya Primary School’s, heard more and more stories of families doing it tough during the Covid-19 pandemic, he knew he had to step in and do something.
He put a call out to local churches, asking if they had food resources to donate, hoping to make up a few food hampers for families in his school.
He was inundated with frozen meals, non-perishable foods and toilet rolls!
Working with some other YouthCARE chaplains, they set to work creating food hampers.
“Some families were very stretched by the time we delivered hampers, so they were very relieved and thankful for the support! I can’t imagine what it would be like to have nothing in the pantry or the wallet and have a house full of hungry people!” said Nathan.
They were able to help over four school communities with hampers and even have local churches now providing long term support to local families.