Grant to Feed the Need

The “most significant grant” in Geelong Food Relief Centre’s 30-year history will take efforts to feed those in need “to the next level”, according to centre chief executive Collin Peebles.

The centre this week received a $700,000 share of a $3.5 million state government investment in food relief hubs for five regional Victorian cities.

The announcement comes after construction began just before Christmas on a $1.7 million council renovation of the Geelong centre, scheduled for completion in April…

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2020 Westfield Local Hero Nominee – Collin Peebles

Geelong Food Relief Centre CEO Collin Peebles is passionate about helping people in need. Collin manages about 90 volunteers and works alongside them so that 37,000 people each year have enough to eat. He also spends his own time giving presentations to groups and clubs to boost support for the centre.

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities, with the three top finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation. If Collin is successful, the Geelong Food Relief Centre will use its grant to help fund a new forklift trolley…

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About Us

Geelong Food Relief was established in 1990 and assists those in need of emergency food relief within the Geelong community.

We provide food assistance to clients who are living in difficult circumstances. They are referred by agencies through a food voucher system to use at our mini-mart in North Geelong. Every year more than 8,000…

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Annual reports:

Annual Report 2018
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2016

Donate Funds:

The Geelong Food Relief Centre relies on the generous support of corporate donors, if you wish to support the GFRC please refer to the contact details on this page.

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Our Partners

We are fortunate to receive support from community and philanthropic organisations in the Geelong Region.

Our partner agencies can be assured that thanks to their support their clients are well looked after.

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Need Help?

You can redeem your GFRC Emergency Food Voucher/s at two of our mini marts strategically located here in Geelong.

Voucher System:

If you require a Food Voucher’ please click on ‘ Need Food Voucher‘, here you will be redirected to a page that explains the process in obtaining an Emergency Food voucher.

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