• One Meal at Miranda
A group of parishioners from St Aloysius Cronulla, in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, has partnered with local food relief services to assist individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.
On hearing about the work of ‘One Meal – Sutherland Shire’, an organisation that serves free hot dinners at various locations in the area, the St Aloysius Support Group decided to lend their support.
On Tuesday, 25 July, St Aloysius volunteers Barbara Jones and Pat Hickey dropped off 150 food packs to Shire Salvos Miranda – of which approximately 60 packs were handed out that night.
Pat had previously visited One Meal during its weekly Tuesday evening food relief service at Shire Salvos Miranda. One Meal coordinator Kaye Palmano suggested they could raise money for and put together breakfast packs (consisting of Weetbix, UHT milk and muesli bar), which are provided to all community members at the Tuesday night meal.
The St Aloysius Support Group encouraged Shire community members to donate any amount from $20 to help fund the breakfast packs. A trial run was held, and packs were created costing approximately $1.50 each.
“We are so thankful for the support of all involved,” said Shire Salvos Miranda Community Coordinator Moira Guthrie. “We love working with passionate people who help us and our partner organisations to help others.”