Charity needs more help distributing hampers

AUSTRALIA’S largest annual celebration of volunteering, National Volunteer Week – May 20-26 – is an opportunity to highlight the important role of volunteers in our community and invites people not currently volunteering to give it a go.

Clyde-based Turbans 4 Australia charity founder Amar Singh, who won the 2023 NSW Local Hero Award, has been volunteering since getting the charity underway in 2015 and says more help is always needed.
Distributing 500 to 600 food hampers every week to people experiencing food insecurity in the local area, volunteers have also delivered hay to farmers in drought; supplies to flood victims in Lismore and bushfire-impacted people on the South Coast; and food hampers to the isolated and vulnerable during covid.
“At this very moment, one in six Australians are experiencing severe food insecurity, including 1.2 million children,” he said.
“That means they’re unable to access enough safe, nutritious food to lead an active, healthy life.
“Over 70 per cent of these people reduce the size of their meals and skip a meal at least once a week and more than half go a whole day without eating at least once a week.
“That’s why we do what we do and it’s very rewarding work but we can’t continue without your help; we have to buy everything from Foodbank so we’re reaching out to businesses to donate in bulk as well as donations from the public and of course, always need more volunteers.”
With volunteers needed seven days a week, including for Sunday’s massive hamper rollout, 10am-12pm, find out more at or call 0432 017 000.