Neighbourhood Central coordinates the Parkes Interagency bi-monthly meetings.
Charity donations are made at each meeting from all the service representatives.
These donations are for the purpose of supporting local families who are unable to provide essential items over the festive season.
Neighbourhood Central believes it a valuable resource to support families in the local community that may be suffering financial stress.
With rising energy costs, unemployment rates, homelessness and the cost of living in rural areas, especially with ongoing drought conditions affecting the whole community, it is crucial that families be able to access essential household items at low cost.
The 2019 Interagency donations were donated to Georgie's Pantry for their Christmas hampers.
Georgie's Pantry was generously supported by the Combined Churches of Parkes and St Vincent De Paul in the 2019 hamper drive.
Through this support a total of 100 hampers were donated to families in need.
Georgie's Pantry is open Thursdays from 10am till 4pm.
The Pantry sells a wide range of groceries at discounted prices so that families can stretch their budget and have more money to spend on other household items. The Pantry is coordinated by Natalie Quince.
The volunteers from Georgie's Pantry first opened their doors to the shire's farmers, during what has been described as Australia's worst drought in 50 years, in August 2018.
Since then the pantry has been offering free groceries to farmers every Friday from 1pm to 4pm and will continue to do so until the drought ends.