Anglicare has announced the establishment of a partnership with FoodCare in Orange with the aim of providing improved support for vulnerable families.
Starting in July, the partnership has allowed Anglicare to refer people who are in need of emergency assistance to the FoodCare service at Glenroi Community Centre.
FoodCare Orange buys supplies from Foodbank in Sydney, and take community donations, to provide affordable food, groceries and household products to individuals and families on low incomes.
There is a great strength in good partnerships to make a real difference in our local community,Anne Hopwood
“Some months we have up to 100 people access our emergency support service, many of whom need food assistance,” Anglican Survive and Thrive Coordinator Samara Beasley said.
“Often people don’t seek help until they reach a point where they can’t afford food and winter is often the hardest time for families.”
Ms Beasley said that’s why she and FoodCare president Anne Hopwood were excited about the partnership.
Ms Hopwood said she looks forward to working with Anglicare.
“There is a great strength in good partnerships to make a real difference in our local community,” Ms Hopwood said.
As the social justice arm of the Anglican Church, Anglicare’s mission is to tackle disadvantage by helping children, young people and families who are homeless or in crisis break free from the cycle of poverty.
Through its Survive and Thrive approach, Anglicare addresses both short term and long term needs through services like emergency food relief and crisis accommodation, while also addressing social, emotional, spiritual and educational needs to break the cycle of poverty.
Established in 2012, FoodCare Orange is a not-for-profit social enterprise which is run by a team of volunteers who aim to prevent residents from going hungry.
To further improve accessibility to its services, FoodCare will work with LiveBetter to provide free transport to Glenroi Community Centre during its 9:30am – 12:30pm open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Those interested in making user of the bus service need to call 0467 229 673 by 4pm Monday for a Tuesday pick-up or 4pm Wednesday for a Thursday pick-up.
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