Launceston City Mission will be seeking the public's support this week for their annual spring food drive between 10am and 3pm on September 12 and 13.
City Mission chief executive Stephen Brown said the demand for food support is growing from people being unemployed or earning a lower income who struggle to meet financial commitments due to their changes in circumstances.
City Mission is collaborating with Lions Club volunteers, who will be stationed at various locations to receive donations.
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"The spring food drive is a wonderful initiative and we're grateful for the hours that Lions Club members volunteer to make this happen each year," Mr Brown said.
"Because of increased demand, our supplies are still low. We're hopeful the community can help restock our shelves in time for Christmas by donating an extra item or two if they can."
"All non-perishable food items are welcomed; however, we also have a shortage of personal care items such as shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste."
Drive locations include the Mowbray Marketplace, Launceston Kmart Plaza, Meadow Mews, IGA Wynyard, Woolworths Wynyard, Prospect Marketplace and the Riverside Shopping Complex (September 13 only).
Mr Brown said everyone's individual contribution when added all together makes an enormous difference to many people's lives that come to the City Mission everyday.
"If individuals just buy an extra couple of items with their groceries, they may not notice it much but it makes a world of difference to people when we put it all together," he said.