Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, is encourage vulnerable local residents and their families to access food relief services to ease ongoing financial pressures caused by the pandemic.
Mr Coure noted that with the current stay at home provisions extended until midnight on Friday 30 July, it is important that everyone has the essential items they need.
“I understand that the past few weeks have been difficult on all members of our community. Whether you have been stood-down from work or have had your hours reduced, it is fundamental that everyone maintains access to essential goods and services,” Mr Coure said.
“The St George area is home to multiple relief services that are committed to providing assistance to those in need. Please do not hesitate to reach out for assistance.”
Local food relief providers across the St George region include:
Georges River Life Care - https://grlc.org.au/life-care/
Bay City Care Rockdale - https://www.baycitycare.com.au/services
St Vincent de Paul Society Community Support Centre Hurstville - https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/NSW/General_support/Metro_Vinn...
“Our local organisations have been working tirelessly throughout the lockdown period and I want to thank each and every one of them for going above and beyond to support those who need it most.”
Food relief providers available across the Greater Sydney region include:
Foodbank NSW - https://www.foodbank.org.au/?state=nsw-act
Oz Harvest - https://www.ozharvest.org/
One Meal - https://www.onemeal.org.au/
Salvation Army - https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/
Australian Red Cross - https://www.redcross.org.au/
“No matter where you live or what you have gone through, there is support available to ensure that we all get through this difficult period together.”