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Shire Asks Locals To Give To Food-share Group

Colac Otway Shire Council is encouraging local businesses and residents to assist a Colac district charity support local families and disadvantaged people who are struggling to put food on their tables.

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Council Chief Executive Peter Brown said the Colac and District Community Foodshare needed food and cash donations after supplies from larger state agencies had declined dramatically because of the COVID situation.

Colac and District Community Foodshare Treasurer Paul Kennedy said Colac and District Community Foodshare received some support from Foodshare Victoria.

“We’re not getting any fruit or vegetables or frozen food from Melbourne at the moment and there are not many vegetables coming from local farmers because of travel restrictions,” he said.

“We would welcome anything we can get locally; basic food items like breakfast cereals, jars of jam, canned food such as baked beans, and items for easy-to-make meals.

“Our shed at 10 Bath Street, Colac, has freezers and fridges, and we’d be very happy to take any donations on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10am and 1pm.

“Cash donations can be made at the Colac branch of the Bendigo Bank."

Anyone experiencing financial difficulties and concerned about food security should contact local welfare agencies such as The Salvation Army or Vinnies, which can connect them with the Foodshare program.

Donations can be made to the following account;
Colac and District Community Foodshare
BSB: 633 - 000
Acc. No.: 154 - 699 - 714

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