Tuesday, 7 July 2020: With over 3000 residents in multiple public housing towers in Melbourne in lockdown, Woolworths, Foodbank and FareShare are working together to provide them with freshly cooked meals and essential food deliveries.
The support to date includes:
Woolworths has redeployed 40 team members to its store at The District Docklands to be specifically dedicated to helping pack and provide supplies for those in this area.
Woolworths Victoria State Manager, Andrew Hall said; "We're working hand in hand with the Victorian Government and our long-term community partners Foodbank and FareShare on the provision of meals, food and groceries to residents in public housing apartments.
“We hope these meals and essentials will offer some relief to residents in these uncertain times.
“FareShare's Melbourne Kitchen is now cooking up every vegetable they have available and are so very thankful for the urgent orders we have placed to replenish this stock and allow more meals to be prepared.
“We want to reassure locals that we’ll be here to continue to support them with freshly cooked meals and essential food deliveries through this lockdown.”
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