Shepparton businesses band together to feed the vulnerable

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LOCAL BUSINESSES BAND TOGETHER TO PROVIDE MEALS: Food Link’s Amy De Paola hasn’t let a second lockdown stop her from providing for the vulnerable. Photo: Supplied

Community organisation Food Link, founded by Shepparton local Amy De Paola, has teamed up with another four local businesses to secure a further 200 meals to be distributed across the Greater Shepparton region during the second lockdown.

Thanks to Bay Leaf Taste of India, Bicaro’s Ristorante & Forno, Shepparton Golf Club and The Woolshed, these further 200 meals bring the total to an incredible 4060 meals delivered by Food Link to the vulnerable since COVID-19 started.

Thanks to Amy and local businesses, $44,000 has been raised in total so far, all of which has been directed back into the Greater Shepparton community.

Amy also mentioned StreetSmart, an established national organisation who support those who are homeless and vulnerable, as a key contributor to the success of Food Link,

“We began to wind down and run out of funding as the second lockdown began, thanks to StreetSmart’s donations we were able to start back up.”

Any community donations are greatly appreciated with 100% of the funds being used to support the vulnerable during the current crisis. Donations can be made via the Greater Shepparton Foundation’s website, www.greatershepparton.foundation.