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.
Convicted murderer Steven James Bradley remains calm in face of guilty verdict in trial for murder of teenager Michelle Buckingham in 1983.
With her effective left hand in particular, Chelsea Hanley retained the Victorian Under 17 junior welterweight title last Sunday with a convincing points decision victory.
It has been a successful year for Bega Cheese, which reflects on Tatura Milk Industries, with chair Barry Irvin announcing recently that Bega Cheese’s normalised earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation was $55.7 million and normalised profit after tax of $22 million.
ECHUCA police are still investigating the cause of an accident which saw a car and train collide on Ogilvie Ave on Friday night.
TIMMERING Holstein breeders Scott and Nirrelle Somerville are thrilled with the announcement of their Holstein cow Somerelle Leader Lassco as the 2015 Australian Cow of the Year.
Great Race helps a great cause
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Deniliquin footballers Will Shaw and Cooper Wallace (pictured) have gone head-to-head with the state’s best at the recent AFL NSW/ACT Joss Under-14 State Zone Trials in Albury.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has acknowledged the completion of negotiations under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), noting modest but important gains made for the Australian dairy industry in improving access to global markets.
Benalla banded together to raise $2000 for the Abolishing Injustice in the 21st Century (A21).
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.