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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