b'Thank you for digging deep. You made a big impact last Christmas. So many of you generously responded to our requests for gifts with warmth and kindness. This has helped us raise vital funds for the year ahead to help people move from crisis to stability. In the lead-up to Christmas, we helped a Hobart woman who reached out to our emergency relief service for the first time.A single mother of 2 young children who both have a disability, the woman was distressed when she spoke to our team.She had just received a large vet bill after the family dog became ill, followed by her quarterly power bill. The young family were struggling to get by,with perpetual medical costs and a recentrental increase. The money she had put aside for Christmas presents needed to be used to pay the vet bill. Thanks to your generosity and compassion, we were able to help this family with a food hamper and vouchers to buy Christmas gifts.We were only able to do this thanks to your wonderful support. Jodies joyful Christmas. Food on tables and full Jodie shared her story as part of our 2021bellies thanks to you. Christmas Appeal.Having sprouted from small beginningsJodie took a much-needed break from theat Christmas, Food For Families is nowjob she loves at NoBucks community mealsa year-round endeavour.service in Hobart over Christmas. Last year we celebrated 30 years of Food For She spent precious time with her husband andFamilies. This is such a great milestone.3 teenage children and took the opportunityMany of you so kindly donated essential itemsto have some downtime.- everything from bread to biscuits and cerealIts been a busy start to 2022 with to canned goods - all food groups were covered. my NoBucks and Scouts commitments, It was a pleasure for our service teams to boxsays Jodie.up the goods and pass them on to families in It was nice to take a break at Christmas need, ensuring that help was there for themand recharge the batteries. at a vulnerable and stressful time.Its great to be back serving meals at NoBucks. Weve had some new faces come inFind out more aboutthis year and many of our regulars are back.Food For Families Jodies story highlights the work that we can do in the community with the help of you, our wonderful supporters. We appreciate all that you do to make it possible.8 Supporter Newsletter Autumn 2022'