Though there were fears a charity can drive would not go ahead due to pandemic restrictions, but it persisted and will help struggling community members greatly.
Launceston Benevolent Society chief executive Rodney Spinks said the donations from the CanDrive, that go to their organisation are doubly important this year because of the government support payments reducing at the end of September.
The can drive is run by Zest and Impression Promotional Products.
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“We are going to see the hardest times I think to come over the next six to nine months. And this is just going to get us through that period and meet that extra demand,” he said.
“We will see more and more people falling into financial hardship and needing food relief. The food stocks provided by the Zest Can Drive are going to be so important.”
Mr Spinks said food is not the only thing they need with clothing, bedding, and white goods high on the list.
Owner and manager of Zest and Impression Promotional Products Amanda Cowley said they are humbled by the support of the community and the 120 businesses involved.