It was a Christmas treat come early at the end of November when South Australian icon, Kytons Bakery, kindly donated $4,500 worth of their tasty Christmas puddings to the AnglicareSA Hamper Drive.
Our Hope Mobile, accompanied by our wonderful Beyond Bank volunteers Kerri and Dom, were on hand to collect the 200 award-winning puddings direct from the doors of Kytons, continuing a long-running commitment from owners Sharon and Darren Sutton to supporting the community.
Sharon said Kytons Bakery was celebrating being part of the South Australian community for 85 years this year, a community they love being a part of.
“We know that many people are finding life tough out there at the moment,” Sharon said. “So, we thought we would spread some festive love out there.
“An important part of the Kytons business are the community fundraising drives which we have been assisting community, sporting, and school groups to run since the mid-80s.
“At the same time though we think it’s important to give back to the South Australian community directly as South Australians have supported Kytons over so many decades.”
With thousands of South Australians facing poverty every day and the increased cost of living, AnglicareSA will this year provide more than 1000 food hampers and more than 2000 children’s gifts to individuals and families in need.
By providing food hampers, basic essential items, financial and emotional support, we aim to not only support people in need during the festive season, but to help them to get their lives back on track.
With the help of our donors, like Kytons, thankfully our Emergency Assistance program can continue to provide relief and hope for those experiencing hardship and vulnerability.
To find out how you can support South Australians in need this Christmas, click here.