MORNINGTON Peninsula businesses and residents are again being asked to support the annual Food For All Christmas Appeal.
The appeal began in the wake of poverty forums arranged by the former Shire of Flinders in 1991. Apart from individual members Food for All’s management committee includes church representatives and the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Food is collected through churches, community organisations and from Food for All bins in supermarkets. Schools support Food for All by arranging kick-in-a-can days.
An average 85 food parcels are packed every Thursday morning at the distribution centre.
The parcels contain a packet of cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, long life milk, coffee, biscuits, tinned fruit, tinned mea1s, tinned vegetables, cheese, vegemite, baked beans and noodles, together with various other donated items. Fresh vegetables donated by a farming are distributed with the parcels.