Shepparton Foodshare is in need of staple items

MAKING A CALL OUT FOR FOOD STAPLES… Shepparton Foodshare coordinator, Grace Grieve needs additional supplies. Photo: Steve Hutcheson

Food insecurity is rising! How is it that a developed country like Australia, has around one in four people in regional areas such as Shepparton that have experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months? Alarmingly, children represent 22% of food insecure Australians.

Shepparton Foodshare provide much-needed items for the 100 or so agencies in the region that collect food, needs your help to source food staples including rice, pasta, pasta sauce, UHT milk, cereal, breakfast spreads, muesli bars and snacks.

Grace Grieve, Shepparton Foodshare Coordinator, said “these items are always difficult for us to source due to their long shelf life, however at the moment as a result of the COVID pandemic it is even more difficult for us to get these items”. Grace stressed that whilst they are always grateful for any support, they do have an ongoing need for these particular items.

Grace said, “We would be grateful if the community, when doing their weekly grocery shop would consider popping a few items in their trolly to donate to Foodshare. For example, just $10 will buy enough pasta, UHT milk and breakfast spreads to put in 2 family food boxes.”

Food donations can be made at these locations –
Bicaro’s Ristorante, 30 North Street, Shepparton. Tue – Sat, 5pm and 8pm, and Shepparton Foodshare, 30 Young Street, Mooroopna. Mon – Thu, 8am – 1pm.