PATHFINDERS have recently completed their annual pumpkin run to Sydney delivering tonnes of pumpkins to those in need.
Pathfinders engage youth in giving back to the local and broader community by donating the harvested produce from their Tilbuster Station working farm for young people.
Pathfinders’ Charlie Winter said the produce is donated to nursing homes, soup kitchens and Meals on Wheels.
“The yearly pumpkin run sees these young people travelling to Sydney to lend a helping hand to homeless youth in the city by delivering pumpkins and other produce as well as cooking hot meals for those in need,” he said.
“Since its inception, Pathfinders pumpkin run has delivered more than 9 tonnes of pumpkins, fed thousands of meals to men, women and children in need while also showing young people in their programs the nature of generosity in giving back.”
Mr Winter said the Pathfinders staff was encouraged with the young people’s attitude and willingness to help.
“It was great to see their confidence grow each day with the tasks of cooking, feeding and speaking to the homeless and many people who were in need of a healthy meal each day,” he said.
“Not only was it a rewarding experience by showing the act of generosity to others and talking and listening to the stories told by those they were assisting, the young people were given opportunities in seeing the sights of Sydney they had never thought they would see.”