Mobilong Rotary raffle raises $4000 for Foodbank SA

Funds raised will help with the construction of a food hub in Murray Bridge.

A Mobilong Rotary Club raffle has raised more than $4000 towards ending hunger in Murray Bridge’s most disadvantaged households.

The proceeds of the raffle will be donated to Foodbank SA, which has plans to open a food hub on Adelaide Road later this year.

The hub will be like a supermarket for clients of local welfare agencies, providing free bread, fruit and vegetables as well as discounted groceries, recipe cards and cooking demonstrations.

The winners of the Rotary Club raffle – Alan and Anecia Webb, pictured with president Bronwyn Heard and raffle organiser Sadie Podger – were presented at a meeting at Warner Close last Wednesday night.

Their prize will be a three-night holiday aboard the houseboat Carpe Diem, courtesy of Carpe Diem Houseboats at Younghusband.

Fourteen other prizes were also donated for the raffle.

Subscriber drive reaps extra funds for Foodbank

The guest speaker at the Rotary meeting was Murray Bridge News managing editor Peri Strathearn.

I spoke about being stood down from Murray Bridge’s newspaper, The Murray Valley Standard; the quick launch of this website soon afterwards; and initiatives planned by Murray Bridge News over the coming months.

One initiative which has borne its first fruit during the past week is the website’s first monthly subscriber drive, which was also in aid of Foodbank SA.

Forty-five readers became paying subscribers during July, meaning Murray Bridge News will donate $112.50 to the non-profit organisation – $2.50 per subscriber.

Our subscriber drive for August will be in aid of Habitat for Humanity and its Studio Purpose project, building accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness in Murray Bridge.

Readers may also make their own donation to either organisation by clicking the links below.

Photo: Peri Strathearn.