A group of volunteers are harvesting goodwill and care for others at a Southern Highlands church.
In fact volunteers from both the Bowral Uniting Church and Oz Harvest have been working together to ensure food reaches the table of many struggling families in the region.
The Uniting Church Pantry was established about 12 months ago to help local families in a time of need.
The charitable service is currently providing food for between 50 and 60 families weekly.
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Each week volunteers meet on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Uniting Church premises in Bendooley Street, Bowral, to piece together boxes of food and personal items.
The church leader Rev Michael Earl and Oz Harvest volunteer Frank Kelly sung the praises of several Highlands businesses and individuals who helped to ensure the charitable service could continue.
"We have received ongoing donations from several businesses including Aldi Moss Vale, Harris Farm, Woolworths Bowral, Baker's Delight, Capital Chemist," Mr Kelly said.
Rev Earl said the Rotary Club of Bowral-Mittagong had also been an ongoing supporter of the pantry.
"Some businesses such as Capital Chemist donate both money and hygiene products," he said.
"We also receive wonderful donations from the community of mostly non-perishable products.
"Several local schools including Bowral Public, Oxley College and the Southern Highlands Christian School are big contributors of non-perishable food."
Rev Earl said the pantry was open to any Highlands family in need of support.
"There is no specific criteria, we welcome anyone. We are just here to help," he said.
"'It's a completely discreet service."
Rev Earl said that more donations were always welcome and could be made at the Bowral Uniting Church office at any time.
The pantry is open between 10am and 1pm Tuesday and Wednesday at the church office (next to the church) on the corner of Bendooley and Boolwey Streets, Bowral.
For further inquiries call Lucy on 0412 857 146.