Share the joy of Christmas.

 

A shocking 3.6 million Australians, or 15% of the population, have experienced uncertainty around where their next meal is coming from in the last 12 months. 1

 

two in five  Two in five of these (41%) have not paid bills in order to have enough money to buy food. 1

 
19 billion  In 2016 Australian shoppers spent more than $19 billion on food alone over the Christmas trading period. 2

 
20 per cent  Up to 20% of this will be thrown out. 3

 
WestCare food

Every week, Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre needs 50 loaves of bread, 210 litres of milk, 400 kilos of fruit and vegetables, 25 kilos of cereals, pasta, rice and 33 kilos of meat to put nutritious meals on the table for our hungry clients.

 

Gemma and her family became homeless when her working hours were cut and they could no longer afford to pay rent and electricity bills.

Gemma is typical of the hundreds of struggling South Australian’s who reach out for our support every year.  With your help we welcome them, provide meals, laundry and hot showers and even food parcels they can take away.  Together we work to find safe accommodation for them and plan for a better future.

This Christmas they will join 100 other families and enjoy a festive meal provided by Baptist Care SA. Every child will receive a Christmas present.

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Please click on the DONATE NOW button to make your gift.

Fore more information, please view our Appeal Brochure.

For more details of Baptist Care SA’s services please take a few minutes to look at our Annual Report.

If you’d like to know more, do contact us on 8273 7106 or email fundraising@baptistcaresa.org.au.

 

 

 

1.    Foodbank Hunger Report October 2017
2.    Australian Retailers Association 2017
3.    Dept of the Environment & Energy National Waste Report 2016

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