THE season of winter conjures up images of being cold, but immediately after this is usually followed by ideas of cozy jacket, warm blanket and hot meals.
For some, the latter can be a struggle, which is why the Leeton Community Op Shop is in need of donations from the community to help people in need.
The store is seeking donations of warm clothing such as jackets, jumpers, long sleeve tops, blankets and more.
Leeton Community Op Shop admin supervisor Brady Smith said the need continued to grow every year.
"We need essentially more of everything," he said.
"It's more of the under clothes ... more long pants and things like that.
"We've had people coming in a little bit earlier this year. As soon as it clocked over to autumn people were coming in looking for winter gear.
"There's a constant need. We're shifting winter items every day."
Residents wanting to update their own winter wardrobe have been urged to think of the op shop before throwing away any of their "old" outfits for the cooler months.
The store's truck is also on hand to pick up donations for those who can't get to the shop.
Another element to help keep people warm this winter is the op shop's hot and hearty lunch that it offers every day of the week for just $4.
"It's definitely something people should think about ... for $4 that could be your main meal of the day," Mr Smith said. "No one needs to go hungry."
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