FoodShare’s volunteers and supporters have celebrated getting two new delivery vans on the road and the installation of a second freezer and cool room to support the Community Pantry program.
The purchase of the refrigerated delivery van was made possible with funding received from the Rotary Club of Albury, Albury Wodonga Connected Communities, ACE Radio 2AY & Edge FM - The Geoff & Helen Handbury Foundation as well as the NSW Government - My Community Projects and the SS&A Club.
Australian Communities Foundation also supported FoodShare by funding a grant for a dedicated delivery van to distribute food hampers as part of the Community Pantry initiative.
Thanks to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and Border Trust, FoodShare was able to instal an additional freezer and cool room for increased capacity to receive and store food as it becomes available through community partners.
Simon Welsh, FoodShare Chair said “Thanks to all our supporters who collectively donated over $180,000 in grants, the new essential equipment will allow FoodShare to put more of a dent in the region’s food insecurity”.
Image: Mayor Kev Poulton (City of Wodonga), Cr David Thurley (Albury City), Jean Burke (Rotary Club of Albury), Julia Vesval (Border Trust), Allison Bruce (Albury Wodonga Connected Communities), Simon Baker (Baker Motors), Matthew Fowler (ACE Radio 2AY & Edge FM) and Simon Welsh (FoodShare).