TIMES keep on getting tougher, but the Leeton Salvation Army’s latest service is helping to dim financial hardships.
Since April the organisation has been offering a food hall where residents can come twice a week during allocated hours to select items of food they may need for as little as $5 or $10.
For that low price residents can receive all manner of items, including staples, ingredients for home-cooked meals and even the odd treat or two.
They’ve been inspired to do more, but the main thing is it’s helping them while times are tough.Leeton Salvation Army Captain Wendy-Sue Swann
A person visiting the food hall selects what they would like for their $5 or $10, which is then packed up by the Salvation Army while they sit and enjoy some morning or afternoon tea. Items such as bread and fruit and vegetables are free.
Leeton Salvation Army Captain Wendy-Sue Swann said the concept was still growing and hoped it would become more well-known among community members.
“The feedback has been really good … people are saying it’s helping with their budget and how they are able to do more with their family meals,” she said.
“They’ve been inspired to do more, but the main thing is it’s helping them while times are tough.”
Items for the food hall are reliant on donations and other goods are accessed through Foodbank NSW.
The hall is open on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm and Thursday from 10am to noon at the Salvation Army headquarters and is open to all residents.
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