Geelong Food Relief was established in 1990 and assists those in need of Emergency Food Relief within the Geelong community.
GFRC provides food assistance to clients who are suffering from food insecurity. Clients are referred by agencies through a food voucher system, with food voucher redemption occurring at GFRC mini-marts in Geelong. Every year more than 14,500 families use the centres, equating to more than 36,000 adults and children.
A Halloween Trick or Eat campaign to collect food for people in poverty is taking place on both sides of the world!
When mother-of-three Jo Barr read about The Local Buyers Club’s Trick or Eat campaign for Hackney Foodbank, she loved the idea so much that she decided to run the initiative in her home town of Barwon Heads, Australia (in aid of Geelong Food Relief Centre).
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…
COVID 19 – STAGE 3 UPDATE
CONFIRMING BOTH GFRC MINIMARTS REMAIN OPEN 10.00AM – 3.00PM MON – FRI
BOTH OF OUR LOCATIONS HAVE AN EXCELLENT RANGE OF FRESH, CHILLED & AMBIENT PRODUCTS FOR OUR
FOOD VOUCHER RECIPIENTS…
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…