A Wivenhoe Power Station Christmas donation to Mercy Community Loowood Hub will provide a lasting benefit to the local community in the form of a Community Pantry.
Wivenhoe Lead Engineer Ian Foy visited Lowood Hub last Friday for the launch of the Community Pantry.
The Community Pantry will be located at the front of Lowood Hub at 24 Railway Street Lowood and will be available to the public from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, starting tomorrow 5 June.
This initiative is the first of its kind in Lowood and has already received overwhelming support, including a donation of $1,000 from Wivenhoe Power Station (which assisted in the construction of the pantry), along with donations from Share the Dignity (for sanitary and toiletry items), local kindergartens (for books) and individual community members.
Ian said CS Energy was proud to support an initiative that helps families doing it tough in the local area.
“A number of Wivenhoe Power Station’s past and present employees live in the Lowood area, so we are aware of Lowood Hub’s valuable work and how initiatives like this can make a difference to local people in need,” Ian said.
Mercy Community Lowood Hub Coordinator, Shannon Fitzsimmons said the new Community Pantry aims to connect Lowood families with basic necessities when needed.
“At Lowood Hub, we understand that everyone needs a little help sometimes, and the Community Pantry aims to provide people with practical items to help them through these times,” Shannon said.
“Our hope is that it will also encourage people in the wider community to donate to the pantry and support those who are struggling financially.
“Whether it be adding a few extra cans of tuna or vegetables to your fortnightly grocery shop, or donating unused children’s books that are laying around your home, each item donated to the pantry will help people in the community when they need it most."