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.
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After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
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