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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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) : Update 4

Dear All,

The Geelong Food Relief Centre is pleased to advise that after a review of current information and experience concerning Covid 19 virus, the ongoing need for food relief, and the gradual and phased relaxing of State Government regulations, GFRC will be opening both of the Geelong MiniMarts effective 10.00am Monday, 18th May 2020…

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) : Update 3

Dear All,

Early this week, I advised that GFRC would be suspending its traditional operations and preparing to support the distribution within the Geelong Region of hampers prepared by Food Bank Victoria in collaboration with Red Cross Geelong. While the Red Cross hamper program is a welcome initiative, it is not necessarily targeting the clients within our region, regularly supported by GFRC and its’ partners. Many partners also expressed their disappointment that bulk product would no longer be available to support their efforts…

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) : Update 2

Dear All,

With media attention relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential spread throughout our region we understand it may be causing concern within our community.

In order to protect our volunteers and clients from (COVID-19) we have decided to suspend operating from our GFRC Freedman St North Geelong as of 3.00pm Friday 3rd April 2020 until further notice…

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