South Metropolitan Scouts
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2005 Hike For Hunger

The Annual service event for NSW Rovers is all over again for another year and once again we have beaten all expectations. We have now collected in excess of 40 000 items of non perishable food for the Wesley Mission and this years collection alone raised close to 10 000 items, our biggest collection ever. 

The Hike For Hunger is an event run by NSW Rovers, in conjunction with the Wesley Mission and involves Rovers from across NSW collecting non perishable food items to be used by the Wesley Mission. The food is collected mainly through ‘can drives’ held out the front of local shopping centres throughout the year. Each Region Rover Council is encouraged to participate and is up to them to organise their own collections.

On Saturday 5th November, the collection was sorted and packed ready for delivery to the Wesley Mission Offices in Glebe. Around 50 Rovers first met at the Overflow Area of Sydney Olympic Park where we then arranged our entire collection to spell out the word “Rovers”. With close to 10 000 cans in the collection, our arrangement was quite large and made for some great photos from the observation deck of the neighbouring Novotel Hotel.

Rovers from the South Metropolitan Region were responsible for collecting the most amount of food items for the third year running with a total collection of 4 250 items, almost half of the entire collection.

Alan Bates, Volunteer Services Manager for Wesley Mission said "The number of food items collected by the NSW Rovers' Hike For Hunger this year has increased by over 3 000 to in excess of 9 500 helping to meet the ever-increasing needs of the homeless and destitute of Sydney. On a monthly basis, the Mission has experienced a 100% increased demand for food assistance, especially in the Sydney CBD. We are most grateful for this consistent service by NSW Rovers."

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