23 June 2020
Goulburn business, Dream Admin, have partnered with Anglicare in Goulburn to give much-needed support to local families struggling with food insecurity this winter, especially in the wake of financial instability created by COVID-19. Dream Admin are following in the footsteps of several local churches and are now one of the first Goulburn businesses to sign up for Anglicare’s Pantry Appeal collecting non-perishable food and toiletries for vulnerable families.
“We wanted to do something for people in our community,” says Marnie Wragge-Morley, Dream Admin’s digital manager. “We know Anglicare do a lot for the families in the Goulburn-Mulwaree area and when we found out that all food would be distributed locally through Anglicare’s services, we jumped at the chance,” says Ms Wragge-Morley.
Family members, staff, friends and clients have all contributed. “So far we’ve filled 20 shopping bags. It’s been such an easy and practical way to help,” says Ms Wragge-Morley.
Food will be distributed through Anglicare Goulburn’s Housing Support Service and Emergency Relief Service which provide assistance to over 600 people a year.
Anglicare’s Housing and Social Services Manager in Goulburn, Toni Reay, has been overwhelmed by the result. “To see local teams caring for those who are doing it tough right now really reflects the heart of this community. We’re incredibly thankful to the Dream Admin team. Their support will make a real difference.”
Ms Reay also noted that housing and job insecurity, health problems, domestic violence and relationship breakdowns are some of the most common reasons people experience food insecurity.
“Families will go without food to keep a roof over their heads. It’s even worse at the moment given these uncertain times. More and more families are struggling, which isn’t surprising given what’s happened this year with bushfires and COVID. It’s wonderful for charities like ours to know that we aren’t providing this support alone,” says Ms Reay.
Ms Reay encouraged other businesses to consider supporting the Pantry Appeal food collection.
For further information about Anglicare’s services or for more information on partnership with Anglicare Goulburn through the Pantry Appeal, call (02) 4823 4000.
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