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May 8, 2020

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Hunters Hill residents and organisations have responded generously in assisting the community’s most vulnerable to keep pantries stocked with essential supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hunter’s Hill Council organised an online community fundraising campaign to boost a Sydney Community Services (SCS) food bank, with $930 raised and Council donating an additional $2070, to bring the campaign total to $3000.

SCS is a not-for-profit organisation that helps residents live a quality and independent life in their own home and community.

The donation will be used to help supply parcels of supermarket staples to vulnerable or socially-isolated community members.

SCS Community Connections Manager Branka Ivkovic said the donation was much-needed as demand for the food bank service has increased ten-fold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCS CEO Gillian Batt said while people often didn’t think of Hunters Hill as an area of hardship there were many people in need.

“Hunters Hill and hardship don’t immediately come to mind, but there’s a significant proportion of residents who do need help,” she said.

“We are very grateful to Hunter’s Hill Council for its support.”

Hunters Hill Mayor Mark Bennett said SCS provided a very valuable service to the community.

“We’re very fortunate in our local area to have individuals and organisations so committed to assisting others,” he said.

“And it’s extremely important in these difficult times that we have those people and groups willing to go the extra mile to help those in need.”

Pictured (left to right): SCS CEO Gillian Batt, Hunters Hill Mayor Mark Bennett and SCS Community Connections Manager Branka Ivkovic.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400