In May this year, the Jenny’s ELC Bendigo Hospital chef, Dean Bennett, had a wonderful idea to help the homeless and needy families of the Bendigo region.
We contacted Haven; Home, Safe – an organisation who support the disadvantaged in the Loddon Mallee and Bendigo region. They advised us that a collection of non-perishable foods would be most beneficial so the 1000 cans for the Homeless Drive was started. All four Jenny’s Centres jumped on board to support the drive with families from all over Bendigo donating to support the homeless.
Through June and July we raised a total of 1017 cans of soup plus other non-perishable foods such as tuna, noodles and meals in a can which were presented today to Sue Masters from Haven. The cans will be distributed to the needy families of Bendigo over the coming weeks.
Jenny’s ELC is proud to be supporting the local community and thank all our families who have contributed to make this project such a positive and successful experience.
Haven; Home, Safe
To learn more about how you can support Haven; Home, Safe, you can visit their website or like their Facebook page. Everyone deserves a place to call home and we are proud to support Haven; Home, Safe in making a difference and supporting families this winter.
You can see our photo gallery and our article in the Bendigo Advertiser that shows the end result of the collection.