COVID-19 restrictions are taking a costly toll on people across our community but for some, the pandemic is making it challenging to put food on the family table.
That’s why we’ve stepped up our emergency food relief program at our community centres, Glenecho and Mirambeena, to provide hampers of fresh, nutritious food to help people doing it particularly tough to get through the crisis.
With support from Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare and the Department of Communities and Justice, we’re providing free hampers containing non-perishable food as well as bread, milk, eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables.
The community centres have been providing emergency food support for several years but the effects of lockdown, and the associated closure of some service agencies, have resulted in a significant increase in requests for help. It’s part of our mission to support people in financial crisis so we’re grateful to our partners for their help in providing this important service.
Emergency relief packages are available for people who:
- can't or are genuinely struggling to afford food and groceries
- have no family or friends able to help them with shopping
- have no access to delivery services.
Also providing support are Westside Community Centre, St Vincent de Paul Society Albury (Lavington), Orana Community Centre, St Mathew’s Church, St Mark's Anglican Church and The Salvation Army.
It’s essential that all clients using the following services follow COVID-safe regulations, including waiting outside to receive hampers, scanning QR codes, wearing masks and sanitising hands.
Thank you for co-operation as we work together to help in these challenging times.