To provide food aid services to those disadvantaged in our region, in a dignified and compassionate manner.
What Do We Do?
We continue to provide grocery supplies through the use of two Mini-Marts located in Geelong and North Geelong to individuals and families who are facing financial hardship. We also have a bulk distribution service present in North Geelong, which allows the GFRC to provide bulk foods to micro agencies and schools that are present within the G21 region which includes Greater Geelong Region, Bellarine, Surf Coast and Winchelsea in order to meet the demand of families in crisis. GFRC also work in conjunction with welfare officers at schools located within the G21 region to help school families that are facing crisis by providing them with Emergency Food.
How Does It Work?
Firstly, customers undergo a quick assessment by participating agencies such as the Salvation Army to see whether or not they qualify for a food voucher. If customers do qualify for a food voucher, they will be given either a 20 point or 40 point voucher worth up to $175.94, which they can redeem at any of the 2 mini-marts in the Geelong area.
At Mini-marts customers are able to make their own selection from a range of different types of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, frozen food, meat & other basic toiletry needs. The mini-marts also provide a range of (no charge) items for customers to supplement the value of the voucher.
Link to Chairmans report.