Updated: Sep 21, 2022
Foodbank has arrived in Pittsworth. It is has been initiated by Harvest New Life Church every Friday from 12 pm – 4 pm and Saturday 9 - 11 am.
Food hampers are available for $40 and contain non-perishable products that would retail for around $70. There are also regular “freebies” donated by local individuals and businesses. This past week there were bread, eggs, numerous items on the free shelves as well as pre-prepared frozen meals, mince, sausages, pies and chicken in the freezer.
If you can’t get to the foodbank during its operating hours, orders can be placed online via messenger or, if you don’t have the technology, you can call Brett Dolley, senior pastor, on 0418 615 773. There is free delivery within the Pittsworth township.
Here at the Pittsworth Foodbank we have experienced so much love in giving and this always goes both ways. There have been so much generous people in our community, it is such a thriving town, we are so blessed to be a part of this community.
We have a gentleman who does a bread run to Toowoomba and donates us free bread for you all.
We love our volunteers. What a wonderful way to connect with your community whilst finding a place to belong. There is so much evidence out there for your well-being to volunteer and what better way than lifting up other people and supporting them in their time of need. If you are interested in volunteering just pop in and have a chat.
We have been donated a freezer and two display fridges.
We had the opportunity to receive a local government community grant which enabled us to buy the much needed shelving we needed to display our shelf items.
We had the pleasure of distributing food hampers to flood victims in Inglewood. These hampers were accompanied with loaves of frozen bread to tide the locals over until the roads were opened.
The shop gave away 3 hampers in the local Christmas in the park event.
The local Pittsworth Woolies give us the privilege of distributing close to date freezer items, they stock up our freezer every week. They have been such a blessing.
We received a phone call from our local Woolies manager, they had a lot of hot food left over. We went in and placed it in containers and made up 25 hot meals. Brett and I distributed the meals at the local caravan park. The locals very much appreciated the meals.
Today, we received a phone call from a lady donating eggs every Friday, so we are able to offer free eggs with every hamper as well.
“We’re excited, as a church, to be able to provide this service to the Pittsworth community,” said Brett, “Our commitment to supporting the community is a key part of our church’s vision and passion.”
As well as supporting our community, the proceeds from the foodbank go towards supporting the church’s youth program for high school students which runs every Friday evening during the school term from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
“We regularly have up to 30 or more students attending our youth program,” said Brett, “And this year, we have gone from fortnightly meetings to weekly. It’s great to see.”
The church also has 1000 litre IBC’s (pods), kindly donated and on sale for $75 for uncleaned and $100 cleaned.