To provide food assistance, along with other practical advice/counselling assistance, to single parents, women fleeing domestic violence, homeless persons, refugees and others facing economic hardship in 3216.
To support participants at the Bellarine Living and Learning Centre, Whittington to prepare nutritious and wholesome meals through cooking classes, meal preparation and access to appropriate food through the Centre’s foodbank program.
To improve the health of some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our community by providing consistent access to milk through the Christchurch Community Meals breakfast program.
To provide unobtrusive dignified access to fresh, nutritious food for people at risk, disadvantaged or in need through the provision of food assistance via the Community Hub Inc, Colac.
To support vulnerable children to take advantage of learning opportunities and succeed in education by ensuring that they have access to nutritionally adequate lunches while at school.
To support the socially disadvantaged in Whittington to develop relationships, build confidence and self-esteem as they share a nutritious weekly meal in a non-threatening environment.
To support improved access to nutritious food, particularly pre-prepared frozen meals, by increasing capacity to store frozen meals in a new freezer at the Centre’s the Smythe Street/CBD mini-mart.
To improve wellbeing, attendance, behaviour and academic outcomes at Geelong High School through the implementation of a breakfast program for students who are food insecure.
To ensure access to regular, fresh, high quality, nutritious meals and improve community connections by providing community meals in a shared setting supporting clients, volunteers and staff.
To overcome barriers to food insecurity for Norlane residents, including cost of food, transport issues and lack of food preparation skills through support of the ‘Longroom Cafe’ an affordable and nutritional volunteer staffed community cafe open 5 days per week for Norlane residents.
To ensure the provision of nutritious, culturally appropriate and diverse foods to the participants in the Community Meal and ‘English Around The Table ‘Meal programs.
To assist those who are struggling with food insecurity during the Christmas/New Year period when many services are closed by providing access to fresh food and pantry items.
To support homeless men to thrive mentally and physically by providing access to nutritious and sustaining shared evening meal.
To support access to nutritious and healthy food to those that are food insecure by purchasing nutritious and culturally appropriate food for Uniting Barwon Norlane, Grovedale and Winchelsea emergency food programs, and upgrading the washing and preparation area for fresh fruit and vegetables in the Uniting Barwon food room at Grovedale.
To allow vulnerable people in Geelong who are seeking asylum, or who have only temporary protection in Australia, to access culturally appropriate fresh food on a regular basis during periods of no income, limited income or financial difficulty.