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Monday, 22 March 2021 19:21

Gift a hamper to a family

Gift a hamper this Easter! 

FoodShare’s Community Pantry program commenced almost a year ago in response to the impacts of the summer bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic to provide hampers to those experiencing financial hardship. 

One hamper recipient was so grateful for the support she received from FoodShare that she started volunteering at the warehouse two days a week. “I wanted to return the favour and help others because the community wouldn’t be able to do without FoodShare” said Deanne.  

FoodShare’s services are free and additional funding provides even more support for families like Deanne’s. A $20 donation provides someone experiencing hardship with a hamper and a $50 donation feeds a family.

To make a donation and gift a hamper visit www.givenow.com.au/albury-wodonga-foodshare

Have a safe and happy Easter!

 

 

 

 

Monday, 22 March 2021 10:55

Join the FoodShare team

FoodShare is seeking a full-time Assistant Manager to work in partnership with the General Manager. 

Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare (FoodShare) increases access to quality nutritious food for people in financial stress or need by rescuing and redistributing it through partner organisations and agencies located close to the need across North East Victoria and Southern NSW.

Currently one million kilograms of food is collected by FoodShare each year from over 70 suppliers. This equates to 1.55 million meals per year which is distributed to 24,000 people in the community experiencing financial hardship through 225 regional agencies, educational institutions and community groups. FoodShare’s catchment area operates within a 150km radius of Albury- Wodonga.  

In response to the 2020 summer bushfires and coronavirus pandemic, FoodShare increased the volume of food available as well as expanded its services through a new Community Pantry initiative to provide food directly to members of the community requiring emergency food relief.

To support the increased demand for services, FoodShare is seeking a full-time Assistant Manager to work in partnership with the General Manager to lead FoodShare as well as project manage the implementation and ongoing management of a new social enterprise model. This includes the establishment of a shop and logistics associated to directly support those in the community experiencing financial hardship so that they have access to quality nutritious food and daily necessities through the Community Pantry Shop.

  • Work in partnership with the General Manager to lead FoodShare.
  • Ensure FoodShare is directly reaching those in the community experiencing financial hardship.
  • Integrate to the implementation and ongoing management of a new social enterprise model.
  • Work with FoodShare’s locally renowned team of volunteers.
  • Project based full time role, 37.5 hours per week until 30 June 2022 with the real possibility of an extension and advancement.

Download the Position Description.

To apply for this position email your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria as detailed in the position description to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Friday 7 May 2021.

For more information contact FoodShare's General Manager Peter Matthews on 02 6059 5555.

Sunday, 21 March 2021 19:22

The hamper that keeps giving

Deanne, her husband and their two daughters moved from the family farm at Tumbarumba to Wodonga two years ago due to a workplace accident. Having to start from scratch in a new community had its challenges. After receiving some information about FoodShare’s services during a class at Wodonga TAFE, Deanne contacted FoodShare and she was provided with a hamper.

Deanne said “We were able to create enough meals with the variety of items in the hamper and the hygiene products really boosted my daughters’ self-esteem”.

FoodShare’s Community Pantry program commenced almost a year ago in response to the impacts of the summer bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic to provide food hampers to those experiencing financial hardship. 

Deanne was so grateful for the support that she started volunteering at the FoodShare warehouse two days a week. “I wanted to return the favour and help others because the community wouldn’t be able to do without FoodShare” said Deanne.  

FoodShare’s services are free and additional funding provides even more support for families like Deanne’s. A $20 donation provides someone experiencing hardship with a hamper and a $50 donation feeds a family.

To gift a hamper please visit www.givenow.com.au/albury-wodonga-foodshare

 

Image: Deanne (FoodShare Volunteer) and Nicole (FoodShare Community Pantry Coordinator)