Wesley Mission Victoria is calling on the public to support Victorian families in crisis through its annual Food For Families appeal.
Rob Evers, CEO of Wesley Mission Victoria, said the Food For Families appeal helps families struggling with the cost of living, particularly those getting to the point where they have to choose between paying rent or buying groceries.
“When families are struggling to pay rent, as well as utility and car costs — eating properly is often the first thing to slip,” he said.
“We are asking for all Victorians to donate through the Food For Families appeal so that no family needs to make the choice between nutritious food and paying rent.”
Wesley is appealing to the community to help fill its red Wesley boxes with non-perishable food items, toiletries and household products. The boxes are located in Woolworth’s stores and a number of businesses and schools.
Wesley Church in Melbourne will be hosting a performance titled ‘A Little Music to Make Spirits Bright Concert’ featuring musician Bronte Zemlic. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the appeal.
“Bronte is studying music and is a talented opera singer,” Wesley events coordinator Susan Karoly said.
“She has invited a group of her friends to support her in this event. There will be a stringed quartet and a number of singers who have put together a wonderful program that will bring great joy to the listeners.”
‘A Little Music to Make Spirits Bright Concert’ will be held on 18 December at 6.30pm at 148 Lonsdale Street, Wesley Church Melbourne. Cost: $15 at the door or www.trybooking.com. To support the Wesley Food For Families appeal donations can be made at participating Woolworths stores across Melbourne, or monetary donations made online at wesley.org.au.