Senator Catryna Bilyk has once again launched her annual Food and Gift Drive in support of Colony 47. Commencing in Anti-Poverty Week, the Food and Gift Drive collects goods to be distributed at Colony 47’s Christmas Lunch. The Food and Gift Drive is a great way for the community to make Christmas brighter for people who are less fortunate. “Over the last couple of years we have had great success with the Food and Gift Drive. We hope to build on that effort again this year,” said Senator Bilyk.

“Colony 47 served approximately 300 meals at last year’s Christmas lunch. The people attending had a lovely meal and the warmth and generosity of the community played an important part in making the day special.”

Therese Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Colony 47 said “people enjoy coming together for the Lunch, and they appreciate the efforts of all the people who make donations and volunteer their time on the day.”

The Lunch attracts both families and single people.

“Donations of non-perishable foods and gifts are welcome and can be dropped at a number of collection points between now and 14 December.

The collection points are:

Office of Senator Catryna Bilyk
Shop 3, Kingston Plaza, 20 Channel Highway Kingston;
Colony 47
Allports Building – 432 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart;
Mimosa Building – 446 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart;
Eureka Clubhouse – 6 Florence Street, Moonah; and
The Aboriginal Information and Referral Service – 192 Charles Street, Launceston.

If your gift is wrapped please add a label stating the gender and age it would be suitable for.
Senator Catryna Bilyk Labor Senator for Tasmania