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Strong demand for free Christmas meals

#1012 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 21 Dec 2014.

The Exodus Foundation serves 1,200 meals a day to the poor and needy at its Loaves and Fishes restaurant at Ashfield in Sydney’s inner west.

Founded by the Reverend Bill Crews, the Exodus Foundation receives no government funding for its work, making it “the de facto safety net for vulnerable people in Sydney.”

Reverend Crews said the working poor made up a large part of the increase in demand for help this Christmas. He said he and his team were coming across increasing numbers of people who were one pay packet away from financial disaster.

This Christmas, spare a thought for those less fortunate than ourselves, who don’t have a home or family to go to, who may not receive a nicely wrapped present, and who won’t have a hot meal and a celebratory drink on Christmas Day.

And consider what you can do to make a difference in their lives.

I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.

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