Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre extends food relief offering
16 June 2021
Photo – L to R: Jill Graham Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre and Katie Murray Alpine Health
The Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre have been successful in receiving funding for a new freezer to expand their food relief offering in Myrtleford and surrounds.
During 2020, in response to COVID-19, the Neighbourhood Centre combined efforts with food relief providers St Vincent de Paul & the Uniting Church and created space at the Neighbourhood Centre to offer food relief in the way of non-perishables as well as fresh produce from the Albury Wodonga Food Share.
The new double door, upright freezer will store pre-prepared frozen meals supplied by Quercus Beechworth, expanding the food offering in Myrtleford to include non-perishables, fresh produce and now frozen meals as well.
The Neighbourhood Centre is also working alongside Dumu Café Bright by storing extra frozen meals from Quercus whilst in transit to Bright.
Supported by Alpine Health Health Promotion Officer Katie Murray, the funding from the Central Hume Primary Care Partnership supports initiatives that aim to meet local community needs and enable partnership development at the local level.
‘We have now seen an increase in the hours that food relief is available in Myrtleford plus a broader range of food now available, including fresh and pre-prepared meals that we know will better meet the needs of community members during these challenging times”, Kate Murray Alpine Health.
For more information or to access food relief in Myrtleford contact Jill Graham at the Neighbourhood Centre on 57522775.
To access pre-prepared frozen meals in Bright contact Bec Crawley at Dumu Café on 5755 1489.