Violet Town’s Community House has partnered with Shepparton’s Foodshare to supply non-perishable food to the town’s hungry people.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS July 3, 2014 5:45am
Community House co-ordinator Lisa Jensen said she hoped to run the program every Tuesday.
‘‘We wanted to open it up to the whole community, anyone is welcome because we know that things are tough out there,’’ she said.
She said the first batch of food was collected from Shepparton two weeks ago and proved popular.
‘‘We’ve had lots of people dropping in already,’’ Ms Jensen said.
Shepparton Foodshare co-ordinator Ron Nicholls said Violet Town’s Community House was one of six schools and agencies to sign up the program in the past month.
Numurkah Primary School, Numurkah Secondary College, Girgarre Community Cottage, Mooroopna Education and Activities Centre and church group Generation Ignite also registered to receive food.
He said the program relied largely on food donations from eight local Aldi, Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.
SPC Ardmona, Unilever and Melbourne’s Foodbank also supply the Shepparton-based program.
‘‘We’re doing well, but we could do with a lot more rescued food from supermarkets,’’ he said.
Since its inception just under two years ago Mr Nicholls said the program has distributed about 850
‘‘It equates to about two million meals.’’ he said.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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