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Angels watch over battlers of Lowood

FILLING THE GAP: The Angels of Somerset (from left) Jasmine Braun, Lisa Smith, Samantha Johnson, Alita Horrocks, Shaz Anderson, and Scotty Johnson, put together food hampers for families in need.
FILLING THE GAP: The Angels of Somerset (from left) Jasmine Braun, Lisa Smith, Samantha Johnson, Alita Horrocks, Shaz Anderson, and Scotty Johnson, put together food hampers for families in need. Kate Czerny

FAMILIES that have been doing it tough in the Somerset Region can now do something other than look to the heavens for help.

The Angels of Somerset walk amongst the people of the Lowood - many of them having struggled themselves - and have recently ramped up their efforts to lift the spirit of their community.

Based out of the Trax Community Church on Railway Street, the self-funded organisation has started a food hamper program to help those that can't make ends meet.

Member Lisa Smith said The Angels had been swamped since launching on Wednesday.

"After the floods of 2011 we started getting supplies in once a fortnight, and this continued over the last three years," she said.

"We found, however, that the timing didn't suit everyone, so we linked up with the Food Bank in Brisbane to help fill the gap."

Hampers are now distributed from the church twice a week.

Everyone, from single pensioners and families of eight, have been coming in.

Ms Smith said that although rent was relatively cheap, many people in Lowood were struggling with high grocery prices and unemployment.

"They get stuck. You find that the morale of this town is low," she said.

"We want to feed people but we also want to lift their spirits."

The Angels of Somerset are based at the Trax Community Church, 41 Railway St, Lowood.

They are open Wednesdays, 10am-2pm; and Fridays, 10am-noon.

For more information, phone 0478 024 983.




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