Vinnies' little helpers

Meet Vinnies’ little helpers, Mia, Alex, Gwen, Lidia and their teacher Olivia!

For many years, the students of St James Catholic Primary School, Brighton, their families and local community have generously collected and donated food items to ensure the Gardenvale Conference's storeroom is fully stocked.

This generous delivery couldn’t have come at a better time.

“I called in to check our storeroom where we keep all the food and gifts,” said Alberto, conference volunteer.

“To my dismay the shelves were nearly bare, and I knew we had at least six calls to individuals and families in need during the weekend who needed food assistance,” said Alberto.

“It almost seemed like a miracle when, a couple of days later, into that very storeroom came bag after bag of food essentials along with treats and gifts. We now have enough supplies to last throughout winter and are able to distribute food parcels within our own Gardenvale area plus neighbouring areas!”

On behalf of the Gardenvale Conference, we want to say a HUGE thank you to the entire St James Primary School community for their continued generosity and dedication to assisting people in their community experiencing food insecurity.