Community FoodCare is an essential part of Bay City Care’s community support programs. The Community FoodCare program provides grocery hampers for a nominal service and handling fee along with free fruit, vegetables and bread weekly to every family and individual with a concession benefit card who are facing crisis or financial hardship. The Bay City Care Arncliffe Community FoodCare Program has around 1100 people who are currently members and supports over 80 families and individuals per week.
Bay City Care’s Community FoodCare Program has now been opened in ten locations through partner organisations in Regents Park, Byron Bay, Cromer, Dee Why, Hawkesbury, Chatswood, Wollongong, Cooma, Yass and Arncliffe. We are expecting two new openings in Padstow and Fairfield in 2016 and we anticipate continuous expansion to include other locations. All our Community FoodCare programs run out of great locations that are staffed by friendly volunteers with tea and coffee avaliable and the opportunity for a chat.
BAY CITY CARE AND COMMUNITY FOODCARE HAMPERS AND EMERGENCY RELIEF
In 2013 Bay City Care provided over 800 emergency relief hampers (an average of 10 to 15 hampers per week) at no cost to individuals and families in crisis.
All the partner Community FoodCare organisations will be involved in handing out emergency relief hampers to those who are in desperate need also giving them the opportunity to use the Community Foodcare service on an ongoing basis.
Bay City Community FoodCare is an initiative of Bay City Church and a part of Bay City Care’s Community Support Programs.
Anti Poverty Week Media Release
Community FoodCare Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea
12 to 18 October 2014
Australia is classed as a wealthy country; however, in 2013, a report released by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) revealed 2,265,000 people (12.8%) were living below the poverty line. Within this figure, 575,000 were children, equating to 17.3%. 63% of people in unemployed households were also below the poverty line, with 25% in lone parent households.
The Community FoodCare Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea aims to highlight the hardship that affects millions of Australians, while making people aware of the services that Community FoodCare offers, through their nine locations across Sydney and NSW.
Community FoodCare is an essential part of Bay City Care’s community support programs. In 2006, the first community FoodCare commenced in Arncliffe, today partnering with other likeminded organisations to establish nine locations in Regents Park, Dee Why, Parramatta, Cromer, Chatswood, Cooma, Byron Bay, Hawkesbury with new locations opening monthly including Windsor in October and Botany in November. Community FoodCare supports over 600 families and individuals every week with its essential service.
The Community FoodCare program provides grocery hampers for a nominal service and handling fee. We also offer free weekly fruit, vegetables and bread to every family and individual with a concession benefit card and multiple emergency relief food hampers are given out weekly at every location with no cost to clients. All our community FoodCare programs run out of great locations, staffed by friendly volunteers with free tea and coffee facilities providing the opportunity for a chat.
Latest Community FoodCare opened in Tamworth in May
Liberty Community FoodCare in media:
NBN News: See story here
On YouTube: Watch video here
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