Glennie girls donate over 400kg of groceries to St Luke's

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An outstanding 405 kilograms of groceries now fill the shelves of the St Luke’s Anglican Church pantry, thanks to the latest ‘service to others’ initiative run by The Glennie School Student Representative Council of Year 6 students

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An outstanding 405 kilograms of groceries now fill the shelves of the St Luke’s Anglican Church Toowoomba pantry, thanks to the latest ‘service to others’ initiative run by The Glennie School Student Representative Council (SRC) of Year 6 students.

Each year, The Glennie School SRC prides itself on fundraising initiatives that make a real difference in the community.

This year, the girls said that they reached out to St Luke’s Anglican Church to see how their assistance could make the biggest impact.

“It was fulfilling to be able to give food to people who aren’t as lucky as us,” SRC member Georgia Burke said.

“I liked the grocery drive because we got to donate to people who don’t have enough food to feed their families,” SRC member Darcy Vaschina said.

‘The weighing was a great way of seeing how much we can give as a community,” SRC member Sophie Nobbs said.

Deputy Head of Junior Years Jane Roper said that she is inspired by the generosity and commitment of the Year 6 Glennie students.

“We are so proud of the generosity of our school community – the SRC members were determined to directly help others,” Mrs Roper said.

“The girls developed the idea for the grocery collection and thought weighing the items was a fun way of recording how much we collected.”

St Luke’s Anglican Church provides support for 60 families or individuals each week who may otherwise fall through the cracks following the closure of services provided by other charitable organisations due to COVID-19.

Rector of St Luke’s Anglican Church, Toowoomba The Rev’d Paul Mitchell said that the enormous supply of donated goods has replenished the parish’s pantry following its temporary closure earlier this year.

“We recently opened St Luke’s pantry after COVID-19 restrictions forced its closure early this year and our supplies were quite low,” The Rev’d Paul said.

“The groceries supplied by the most generous Glennie Junior Years families will provide nourishment to many people in need.”

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