Help Tasmanians doing it tough this Christmas when you shop instore or online at Hill Street Grocer.
Shoppers can make a donation to Loaves and Fishes Tasmanian when making an online order. Shoppers in Devonport can also give a $4 gift through the tap-and-go counter-top terminal at the cafe.
Proceeds from the various initiatives will be used in essential food hampers over Christmas and into the New Year when demand for help increases.
Shoppers are also encouraged to donate food products instore that have a long shelf life: long life milk, pasta, rice, flour, cereal, biscuits, tea and coffee, condiments, sugar, hygiene items and spreads.
Food donations can also be made at the Loaves and Fishes Devonport warehouse at 136 Don Road, the Glenorchy warehouse at 12 Mill Lane, Rokeby kitchen in The Grace Centre at 11 Ralph Terrace and, Door of Hope Church at 50 Glen Dhu Street, South Launceston.
Loaves and Fishes will add fresh produce to the donated goods to make up food hampers to help get Tasmanians through the Christmas and New Year period.
Loaves and Fishes general manager Aaron Kropf said the organisation had enjoyed a long relationship with Hill Street Grocer, with the chain donating surplus food in addition to the specific Christmas campaign.
“This Christmas will be the toughest for many decades as Tasmanians struggle with cost of living pressures and the added stress of the festive season,” he said.
“We are seeing many more Tasmanians needing help for the first time in their lives; many are two-income families who still can’t keep up with rising rent, mortgage, food, fuel and power costs.
“We’re thankful for the ongoing support of Hill Street and their loyal customers.”
Hill Street has stores in Devonport, Latrobe, Longford, New Town, Sandy Bay, West Hobart, South Hobart, Dodges Ferry, Lauderdale and Blackmans Bay.
Order online to secure your Christmas fare and make a generous donation to Loaves and Fishes.
Co-owner of Hill Street, Natalia Urosevic, said both Hill Street and Loaves and Fishes shared a love of delivering hope and happiness through food.
“We believe food and happiness go hand-in-hand, and Loaves and Fishes delivers food and hope, so we are very much aligned in our values and outlook,” she said.
“We have the opportunity to donate surplus food to Loaves and Fishes knowing it will be used well to help local communities.”