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Friends Of Refugees Incorporated

Urgent Appeal - A new truck to transport critical food aid

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Did you know that people seeking asylum in our community can be without the right to work and without any income support? 

At Friends of Refugees, the demand for food is 50% higher than before the pandemic and many more people are struggling with worsening poverty and have no way to buy food. 

Six years ago, we fundraised to buy a second-hand truck so that we could collect and distribute more food, bedding and furniture for our community. We have used our truck to share 1320 tonne of donated food to families across Victoria. The truck has allowed us to support over 120 families each week at our food aid pantry and to transport food that reaches over 2000 vulnerable community members every week.

Our truck continues to be on the road 7 days a week as we try to meet the ongoing community demand for food aid that continues to be 50% higher than pre-pandemic levels. 

But now our truck is ageing, its maintenance costs are rapidly increasing and we have growing concerns about its safety and reliability. We have been offered more food donations but we are unable to safely transport it without refrigeration. 

We urgently need to raise money to buy a replacement truck now.

Today, I ask for your support. Please donate what you can. A new truck will ensure that we can continue to collect food donations and will increase the amount of food aid we can transport for disadvantaged families.

Donate before June 30 and receive a tax-deductible receipt to include in this financial year’s tax return.

Please also share this with your friends, family, neighbours, business connections, social club, local MP, accountant, local grocer, Facebook contacts (and anyone else you can think of) and ask them to DONATE too!

We can do this! If you have any questions about this email or how you can help, please contact me directly at sri.samy@for.org.au at any time.

Thank you for your solidarity and support.

Friends of Refugees Team.

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1D Parsons Ave
SPRINGVALE VIC, 3171


Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.