With Christmas just around the corner the Yarra Valley professionals are readying their sleigh for food donations.
Commencing now and running up until mid December, the professionals are encouraging locals to donate food for those feeling the pressure of rising living costs.
Goods can be dropped off at the Yarra Junction Professionals office at 2460 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction VIC 3797 and will be distributed to those in need from there.
Lyndal from the Yarra Valley Professionals team said, “the food drop is something we do every year. We start mid November and go for about four weeks.”
“In the past we did toys but we’re mainly concentrating on food now, that’s more of a priority these days,” she said.
“Our whole team contributes and then we invite the general public if they would like to drop something in.”
While most food types are welcome, non perishables and anything Christmas themed are highly appreciated.
The idea for the food drop sparked from a trip to South Australia, where Lyndal observed other agencies gathering goods together to donate to those experiencing rough circumstances.
Having readily implemented the food drop, for almost a decade the Yarra Valley Professionals have been conducting their donation process, extending a sense of Christmas spirit to those in need.
Lyndal said, “we want to help people by taking a bit of pressure off. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.”