Article written by Alasdair McDonald and published on

Food packages have been donated to fourteen Bega families with children attending Bega Valley Public School.

Registered charity Campbell Page’s Indigenous, Youth and Family Services operation manager Dennis Scott said families are struggling, given some parents are out of work due to the economic effects of the bushfire emergency and the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Bega Valley public School pupils Makai Mundy, Janali Thomas, Chelsea Balcomb and Corey Sale, Campbell Page’s Greg Nicholson, Rachel Smith and Dennis Scott and school principal Carolyn Nugent.

The charity purchased the packages from the Sapphire Community Pantry to help the local economy.

“The last six months has been flat out here,” Mr Scott said.

“We wanted to consult with the primary school to help us.”

“The donation won’t be a one-off, it will continue.”

The school’s principal Carolyn Nugent said the community has been supportive of the school through a difficult year.

“Our community is extremely grateful, and it shows the great support we have for each other in our country town,” she said.

“It is hard. Everyone is doing it tough.”

Read more about our food hamper project here