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Port Phillip Community Group

Port Phillip Community Group - Share the Food Appeal

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The Share the Food project provides food staples, fresh food, toiletries and hygiene products to people facing financial hardship, and to those isolating due to immunity, age or disability. Food parcels are prepared in our central depot according to family size and dietary requirements, and are delivered by agencies and volunteers to people in their homes and emergency accommodation. In this time of uncertainty, it is critical that vulnerable community members have reliable and equitable access to food and other essential items.

 

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a significant increase in the number of individuals and families contacting PPCG for support. As people struggle to navigate unemployment, housing insecurity and isolation from support networks, PPCG has adapted how we deliver much needed relief and supports to those who need it as quickly as possible.

 

Whilst PPCG continues to operate key essential services such as Information, Referral and Support, Financial Counselling and No Interest Loans by phone and email, in direct response to COVID-19, we have launched the Share the Food Project, in collaboration with the City of Port Phillip.

 

The Port Phillip Community Group (PPCG) is a community organisation that promotes social inclusion and access to services and opportunities for individuals and families in Port Phillip that are most at risk and disadvantaged. We focus on reducing poverty, and promoting wellbeing, social health, connections, education and skills development.

 

HOW WILL FUNDS BE USED?

Funds will be used to directly benefit recipients. No funds will be used for administration or wages.

 

KEY AREAS OF EXPENDITURE

Food and Essential Items

Though we receive generous support from relief organisations such as CISVic, Foodbank, Second Bite, Oz Harvest and St Kilda Mums, there are many essential items that are in low supply such as cereals, canned protein goods, tea, coffee, milk. Any donations large or small will help us to purchase these items and ensure families do not go without. In addition, donations will enable us to provide more pharmacy assistance, food vouchers and other tailored support items.

 

Packing and Delivery

Our amazing volunteers and staff are working hard to pack and deliver packages to hundreds of residents. Donations will also assist us in purchasing bags, boxes, petrol, gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment to ensure the safety of volunteers and staff, as well as the residents that we are delivering to.

 

This is a huge community project, and we couldn’t do it without your support. So, thank you!

 

All donations over $2 are tax deductable.

 

FOR DIRECT PAYMENTS TO PPCG:
 

Bank: Commonwealth Bank Australia - CBA 

BSB 063104 Account Number 00800196 

Reference: Share the Food

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Contact Details

161 Chapel St
ST KILDA VIC, 3182


Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.