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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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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