Job of sorting donated food vast

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The generosity of Gore residents ... The big job after collecting all the donated non perishable products is unpacking, sorting, counting and re-stocking the shelves. From left are volunteers from Gore Package Lions Judy Vercoe, Noeline Heaps, Adele Moore, Shona Forbes, Salvation Army community worker Kaye Bryon, and Lions Janet Humpries.

Another year and another fabulous show of generosity from the people of Gore.

Toot for Tucker volunteers, the fire brigade, police and ambulances all took to the streets of Gore on December 2, to collect the non-perishable produce from the people of Gore.

Community worker Kaye Byron said again she was amazed at the kindness from the community.

“Every year they are so supportive and this year is no different.

“In fact we are seeing some things we have never seen before like canned jackfruit, for example,” she said.

Jackfruits are a large type of fruit eaten in sweet and savoury dishes, especially vegan cuisine.

“It is a huge process having to unpack, sort, count and restock the shelves and we could not do it without the support of the volunteers.

“It is a huge task, but one we are again grateful for,” Mrs Byron said.