Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, is urging people to throw a few extra items in their shopping trolley next time they go to the supermarket to help Tasmania’s homeless this winter.
St Vincent de Paul is desperate for donations of non-perishable food and other essential items, and Ms Johnston has made her electorate office in Glenorchy available as a collection point.
“Winter is a terribly difficult time for many people, especially those who find themselves in situations where they cannot afford to buy food or simple things like soap and toothpaste. Ms Johnston said.
“Tasmania is in the midst of a housing crisis, and it’s not just those living on the streets that can’t afford to eat. There are people and families out there who don’t have any money left to put food on the table once they pay rent, electricity, water, medications and other essentials” Ms Johnston said.
St Vincent de Paul is asking for donations of non-perishable items such as canned soup, fruit, long-life milk, pasta and breakfast cereal along with personal products like shampoo, razors, soap and toothpaste.
“St. Vincent de Paul and myself would be very grateful if you are able to just add a few extra items to your trolley when you do your weekly shop, Even a couple of tins of soup will help” Ms Johnston said.
Donations can be made at Ms Johnston’s electorate office at 331 Main Road, Glenorchy.