St Paul’s: We need more volunteers, we need more donations and we need more cash. Volunteers are the face of food relief, donations are given directly to those in our community who need it most, and cash is the great enabler. It pays the rent and buys equipment (shelves, fridges freezers, trolleys etc.) and, of course, food.
Anglicare: The most in-demand items at present are the perishable foods (meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese etc.), plus sanitary and incontinence products and the non-perishable foods that have been most hit by inflation (think coffee, cooking oil, honey etc.). If you’ve noticed that you’re paying a lot more for something in your weekly shop, you can bet that our clients have too.