Ingle Farm Baptist Church is based out of the Ingle Farm Recreation Centre, where regular food drives and initiatives are held for the local community.
After the recreation centre was mandated to close, the Church’s pastor Terry asked if he could still access the centre to make up food parcels for community members in need. Terry was aware that Ingle Farm Recreation Centre’s team had also been stood down due to Coronavirus and said to please contact him if they needed support.
Regional Manager – Metro, SA Carly Farrer said “as we worked through the Job Keeper process and knew we could engage staff back onsite for a few hours of the week I had a conversation with Terry asking if he needed help with the food packages. Terry told me he collects from the Foodbank and packages them up for people in need in the community, and that he would love some help. He knows how passionate the team is about working and giving back where they can for the centre and to the local community.”
Centre Manager at Ingle Farm Recreation Centre, Kenneth Brunner (better known as Kenny) reached out to staff to see if they would like to volunteer an hour or so before and/or after their Job Keeper shift and the team was eager to help. The Sunset Room was set up with tables spaced out and numbers were limited to two-three people at a time to ensure social distancing restrictions were met.
Carly said, “It feels great to see the team come together, keep busy and help the local community in a time of crisis.”