Loads of Love Appreciation Lunch Hellen Keller once said "Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much". This statement rings as true today as it first did and sums up what makes the Loads of Love Appeal such an amazing initiative. The Loads of Love Appeal is nothing without the support of the community as a whole and simply wouldn't run without the participation of our partners, sponsors and volunteers. Recently we hosted an appreciation lunch to acknowledge those who contributed their time, energy and effort and made the 2019 appeal an outstanding success. Over 50 companies and community organisations opened their doors to help collect food and 60 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to lend a hand. More than 1,000 people contributed to the appeal and we collected 22,286 kg of food and distributed 1,300 bags of food. Together we helped to change the story for 1,900 people who were doing it tough at Christmas. A huge thank you to everyone who made the appeal such a success in 2019.