HELPING OUT: Victory Church pastor Yuan Miller gathers goods together for their food hampers.
HELPING OUT: Victory Church pastor Yuan Miller gathers goods together for their food hampers. Boni Holmes

Victory food hampers get on the road

AN OUT-OF-TOWN church will deliver on a much- needed request by the Fraser Coast community.

Victory Church Maryborough will deliver their popular and generous food hampers to those people who cannot make it to their shed.

Assistant pastor Jenny Winnington said this was a long time coming and they were very excited.

"There are a lot of people who are unable to get out here because we are out of town," Jenny said.

"There is a need for this service and so we will be offering deliveries once a week."

Not only have people been asking about a delivery service, there has been a lot of comments on Facebook.

Between the churches in Maryborough and Gympie, they have purchased a refrigerated truck to make the deliveries.

"A lot of people in Hervey Bay have also asked about the service but the trial will start in Maryborough and start off slow," Jenny said.

"Those who hold an aged pension card or disability card will be eligible. We want to help those in need."

There will be a $5 delivery fee to cover costs.

To place an order, phone 41232711 between Tuesday to Friday 9am-3pm, otherwise outside these hours leave a message.

Hampers are $35 or $45 for premium which includes the delivery fee. A $30 hamper consists of two large boxes packed with fresh fruit and vegies, fridge and freezer goods, pantry items and more.

To upgrade to the premium you can choose three extra items which include meat, ice cream, ready made meals, pantry items, bathroom items for just $10.

Payment can be made over the phone when ordering, or cash or Eftpos on delivery.\

FAST FACTS

The Victory Church Care Services, corner Saltwater Creek and Fazio Roads, Maryborough were open Tuesday-Friday from 4-6pm. For more details, visit Facebook or phone 41232711.



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