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April 2015 News

Food and supplies needed for local charity

  • Written by  Brooke Duncan
The LifeHouse is looking for food and supplies Photo: Provided

A Toowoomba charity aimed at providing basic goods to people in difficult times is in need of supplies.

The LifeHouse founder Diana Larkin said the charity began in 2012 when a few members of Victory Life Church saw people who were doing it tough. 

“We started getting food together and dropping it around to people we heard of,” Mrs Larkin said. 

The informal group quickly grew and was registered as a charity.

The LifeHouse now provides emergency support for up to 20 families each week between Oakey and Toowoomba. The charity provides household goods, food, clothing and other essentials for people who can’t afford them.

People in need are referred from other organisations who cannot help them.

Mrs Larkin said they help singles and families, especially when parents have no food to put in kids lunchboxes. 

She said they have had many stories of people’s lives being changed through the help The LifeHouse provides.

“It’s pretty awesome,” Mrs Larkin said. 

But she said The LifeHouse is struggling as winter approaches.

“We’re getting more and more stretched. We just really need donations. Food and personal items are the big key things at the moment.” 

Mrs Larkin said The LifeHouse is running a food drive over the next few months in an effort to restock their diminishing supplies. 

“We rely on the community. There’s a need all the time,” she said.

If you would like to donate, The LifeHouse volunteers can pick up donations from homes or donations can dropped off to The LifeHouse in 57 Brook Street on Mondays or Tuesdays.

If you would like more information, please contact Diana Larkin on 0498 691 655 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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