The Geelong Food Relief Centre takes delivery

of

1 x New Food Delivery Van

Thanks to

Gandel

The Geelong Food Relief Centre (GFRC) is a Not-For-Profit Geelong based Food Bank charity run exclusively by volunteers. GFRC aims to deliver nutritious food to individuals and families experiencing hardship. In 2017/18 GFRC become one of the largest Regional Food Bank operations in Victoria.

GFRC operates two fully stocked mini marts daily with both sites strategically positioned in North Geelong and Geelong CBD. Clients currently redeeming food vouchers at GFRC minimarts receive approximately   5-6 times more value than if they visited a corporate supermarket. In addition to the redemption of food vouchers, GFRC distributes tonnes of bulk food to partner charities at their North Geelong operation.

In 2018/19 GFRC will provide Emergency Food Relief to around 37,000 individuals and provide pro bono bulk food to around 47 micro food agencies within G21. Furthermore, GFRC is heavily involved in providing food for school breakfast and educational programs throughout our region. Overtime GFRC has become one of the leaders in providing Emergency Food Relief in Victoria. Without this critical service provided by GFRC, people who are in need & living within the Geelong community would not have the ability to visit a site that can provide a compassionate and dignified environment for those affected by food insecurity.

One of the biggest challenges faced by GFRC to date revolves around transport logistics.

Recently thanks to Gandel Philanthropy GFRC was able to purchase a brand new long wheel based Renault Master Van which is currently the newest addition to the GFRC transport fleet.

In order for GFRC to remain financially viable, it is critical that they invest in modern technology to offset rising operational costs such as fuel and fleet maintenance.

To date GFRC has 90 dedicated volunteers attached to the operation who work together towards providing much-needed Emergency Food Relief to those in need living within the G21 region.

If you would like to volunteer or assist the GFRC, enquiries can be made by emailing admin@geelongfoodrelief.org

CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS: – 

For an updated list of the Geelong Food Relief centre trading hours over Christmas, please click the link here