Van Support Project
We are seeking sponsorship for the running costs of our recently purchased Hyundai iLoad food van, which is used to collect and deliver food donated by Coles (SecondBite), from FoodBank Victoria and from other suppliers. Our Foodbank program provides food to families and individuals in need in the form of hampers which provide a balanced diet for 3 days for all the people in the household, available for collection from our office. The van is used to deliver hampers to the housebound and those who have difficulty in getting to the shops. Through our Foodshare program, we also provide bread and fresh produce on a regular basis to families who are struggling on low incomes for an extended time. Food is also delivered to other agencies including two school breakfast clubs, a community housing facility run by Vincent Care for those at risk of homelessness, and a privately owned housing facility for women and their children in need of temporary accommodation. Our Outreach program distributes hampers to clients nominated by other organisations, such as churches and schools, through those organisations. Each Christmas we also put together Christmas hampers containing festive food for families doing it tough over Christmas. The CareWorks Christmas Appeal provides an opportunity for the Sunbury community to donate food through a donation cage which is placed in Sunbury Square Shopping Centre in the weeks before Christmas. This cage is emptied daily, and sometimes more frequently. Additional food is purchased through Foodbank Victoria and local supermarkets.