Join us for our first FOOD FEST where we will challenge a Chef on site to make as many meals as possible from a $25 FoodShare voucher.
All recipes will be shared.
Free cupcake and coffee for anyone who stops by with their FoodShare voucher or makes a gold coin donation.
We will also be raffling a slow cooker and Terrazzo serving board plus a basket of goodies!
27, 28 and 29 April
11.30am to 1.30pm
81 Wigg Street, Wodonga
FoodShare is collaborating with The Personnel Group to provide community pantry vouchers across multiple locations in Albury-Wodonga.
From today (Tuesday 19 April), FoodShare vouchers are available from The Personnel Group’s offices at 318 Urana Road, Lavington, 539-541 Kiewa Street, Albury, and the corner of Hume and Lawrence Streets, Wodonga.
The Personnel Group CEO John Gibbons says the organisation is proud to embrace the FoodShare community pantry program.
“FoodShare’s vision and values definitely align with The Personnel Group’s and we are proud to provide this important service for the wider Border community,” John Gibbons says.
“Together, FoodShare and The Personnel Group have been making a positive difference in our community and this partnership is a natural and obvious fit.
“The FoodShare Shop is a terrific initiative and offering vouchers across multiple sites in Albury and Wodonga will make it easier and more convenient for people needing emergency food assistance.”
The $15 and $25 vouchers can be used for FoodShare’s Community Pantry program to access groceries at the FoodShare Shop in Wigg Street, Wodonga.
“This partnership with The Personnel Group is allowing us to support more people in the community faced with the challenge of providing healthy fresh food for their families,” FoodShare’s Assistant Manager Katrina Pawley said.
“This collaboration is a wholistic approach to delivering support services to the community and by working together we can help achieve positive outcomes for those in need”.
Anyone with a voucher has the choice between collecting a personalised food hamper packed by FoodShare’s volunteers or visiting the FoodShare Shop to select their own groceries.
The shop stocks fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy and protein, pantry staples, household items, frozen pre-prepared meals and pet food.
FoodShare introduced its Community Pantry service in response to the evolving impacts of COVID-19 to support people experiencing financial hardship access to fresh, healthy food.
Gift a hamper to a family this Easter!
FoodShare’s Community Pantry program has helped so many families over the past two years.
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.
Additional funding provides even more support for families like Deanne’s. A $25 donation provides someone experiencing hardship with a hamper and a $50 donation feeds a family.
Have a safe and happy Easter!
Almost a tonne of food has been donated to FoodShare after a canned food drive organised by Mission Australia was supported by local school students across the region.
Seven schools have collectively donated non-perishable food, which will go straight into crisis food relief support through hampers and on the shelves in the FoodShare Shop.
Dawn Clark, Case Manager at Mission Australia, Albury came up with the idea last year to help FoodShare support struggling border residents and was once again blown away by the response to support local families.
FoodShare’s Community Pantry program commenced in 2020 to provide food to those experiencing financial hardship. With the long-term impacts from the coronavirus pandemic still placing a significant strain on families in the region, all the donated food received will support around 500 families.
Nicole Eirth, FoodShare’s Community Pantry Coordinator said “This is a wonderful initiative that has helped stock our shelves with a huge variety of staple products people find in their pantry”.
Mission Australia and FoodShare thank the schools for their generous donations: Albury Public School, Border Christian College, Culcairn Primary School, Glenroy Public School, Hume Public School, Lavington East Public School and Springdale Heights Primary School.