The Geelong Food Relief Centre provides a facility where those living in a variety of difficult circumstances can receive a range of free food. Our clients are referred to the centres in North Geelong and Geelong Central via local welfare agencies.
In 2014 we assisted over 9000 families and we aim to provide a range of nutritious food as well as convenience meals to suit all needs.
A bulk distribution service also operates from the centre to meet the needs of agencies operating community pantries or similar. We supply this service to over 40 welfare agencies and organisations in the Greater Geelong region, Bellarine, Surf Coast and Winchelsea areas.
The centre also works in conjunction with welfare officers at schools and early learning centres in the region to provide emergency food hampers and vouchers to families in need. Each year around 7,000kg of food was distributed in this way. School groups visit the centre to learn about Food Security issues in the region. Students also are involved in cooking programs where produce from the centre is made into meals and offered to clients using the centre.
- Our 2013 Annual Report can be downloaded HERE
- Our 2014 Annual Report can be downloaded HERE
- Our 2015 Annual Report can be downloaded HERE