Community project helping those in need

June 16, 2024 BY

Hunter Jennings, aged 7 donated to the Mega Tin Food Chain.

The community spirit shone brightly at the inaugural Mega Tin Food Chain event, where people from all walks of life and ages came together to support those in need.

Coordinated by United Way Glenelg, the food chain saw over 60 metres of tin food donated, providing essential support to the Little FREE Pantries throughout winter.

United Way Glenelg Executive Officer Nicole Carr expressed her gratitude and enthusiasm for the overwhelming response from the community.

“We are thrilled by the incredible generosity shown by our community members. It’s heartwarming to see people of all ages and backgrounds come together for a common cause.

Hunter Jennings, aged 7 donated to the Mega Tin Food Chain.


“The 60 plus metres of tin food donated will make a significant difference in ensuring our Little FREE Pantries remain stocked during the colder months,” she said.

The Mega Tin Food Chain event was not just about collecting food but also about bringing the community together and highlighting the importance of supporting one another.

“Seeing the community unite like this is truly inspiring,” Nicole Carr continued. “Every can donated represents the compassion and generosity of our residents. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated, donated, and supported this initiative.”

The success of this event sets a positive precedent for future community initiatives aimed at addressing food insecurity and supporting those in need.

United Way Glenelg remains committed to improving the lives of individuals and families in the Glenelg Shire community through various health, education, and financial stability initiatives.

Donations of tin food can be made by placing items directly into the pantry.

Pantry locations have been mapped and can be located through google.