Help a family this Christmas
LISMORE Soup Kitchen is looking for local businesses to help fill its quota of 27 parcels for the Northern Star's Adopt a Family drive this year.
The kitchen has six regular participants but still needs others to come forward or else 21 individuals and families will go without a parcel this year.
Day manager Margaret Lord said she had seen first-hand a family facing a very bleak Christmas without the parcel the kitchen delivered.
"They would have had nothing and for them to receive gifts (for) a single mother and children was just heart-warming," she said.
"It's often more about the message that comes out of it.
"Some of the heartfelt messages in a card from a complete stranger can really move people at times.
"It's about belonging to a community and is something that brings us together."
Those interested in participating should contact Margaret Lord who will take them through the process of creating a parcel including what to buy, such as clothing and footwear, non-perishable food and gift vouchers.