Customers assist the needy

Helping the community: Stephen Kuo from Anglicare and Wayne Skuse from the Lions Club of Liverpool with the collected items.
Helping the community: Stephen Kuo from Anglicare and Wayne Skuse from the Lions Club of Liverpool with the collected items.

Casula Mall hosted a pop-up donation station last Thursday to assist families and people experiencing hardship.

Facilitated by the Lions Club of Liverpool and Anglicare, the collection point yielded more than three trolleys of much needed household necessities which will be distributed by Anglicare through their Liverpool Food and Financial Assistance site.

Customers donated a range of basic household necessities from pasta and soup to tuna and deodorant.

Anglicare Partnership Development Officer Western Region Stephen Kuo said with Christmas fast approaching it is a reminder that there are many families struggling across Sydney.

"Sadly the need for food and other crisis assistance continues to increase. Anglicare is continuing to increase the amount of food made available to address this need," he said.

"Every six minutes someone comes to Anglicare for immediate food and financial assistance. One in three of these people have children under the age of 16. Last year nearly 18,000 food parcels were distributed by Anglicare.

"We greatly appreciate the support shown by the Liverpool Lions, Casula Mall and the local community in helping Anglicare address needs in the Liverpool area."

Casula Mall are looking to make the collection a monthly occurrence in 2020 with Thursday, January 2 the next pop-up event. Items needed include: chunky soup, tinned meals, cereal, long-life milk, toothpaste, toothbrushes and soap.