Good fun, food and goodwill

The Melton Foodbank is having its annual fundraising market on November 23 with Foodbank volunteers Lina , Mary and Judith with some goods for the market.

By Ewen McRae

Family fun and raising funds for a good cause will be the order of the day next week, with the Combined Churches Caring Melton’s 4th biannual Foodbank Market taking place.
Promising to be a day of good food, activities, entertainment, and goodwill, the market will take over 100 Coburns Rd, Melton South between 9am-1:30pm on November 23.
Combined Churches Caring Melton hold the market twice a year to help them with their ongoing work helping local families in need.
CCCM chief Executive Denise Morris said it was an important event on their calendar that allowed them to provide vital services back to the community.
“It will be a fun day for all with great activities planned and lots of different stall holders from our local community,“ Ms Morris said.
“As we work to help the community, we receive no funding from the government and rely on donations from individuals and fundraising events.
“As a major fundraiser for the Foodbank, community involvement is encouraged and the market is open to everyone.“
The organisation provides local individuals and families in need with food parcels, as well as providing counselling and tenancy advocacy services, budget education sessions, and Hope Street youth housing services.
The market will include a jumping castle, face painting, sausage sizzle, Devonshire Tea. and various stalls.