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Emergency food relief during COVID-19

There are a range of local support services to assist people who are struggling to purchase food.

COVID-19 restrictions are taking a costly toll on people across our community but for some, the pandemic is making it challenging to put food on the family table.

That’s why we’ve stepped up our emergency food relief program at our community centres, Glenecho and Mirambeena, to provide hampers of fresh, nutritious food to help people doing it particularly tough to get through the crisis.

With support from Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare and the Department of Communities and Justice, we’re providing free hampers containing non-perishable food as well as bread, milk, eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables.

The community centres have been providing emergency food support for several years but the effects of lockdown, and the associated closure of some service agencies, have resulted in a significant increase in requests for help. It’s part of our mission to support people in financial crisis so we’re grateful to our partners for their help in providing this important service.

Emergency relief packages are available for people who:

  • can't or are genuinely struggling to afford food and groceries
  • have no family or friends able to help them with shopping
  • have no access to delivery services.

Also providing support are Westside Community Centre, St Vincent de Paul Society Albury (Lavington), Orana Community Centre, St Mathew’s Church, St Mark's Anglican Church and The Salvation Army.

It’s essential that all clients using the following services follow COVID-safe regulations, including waiting outside to receive hampers, scanning QR codes, wearing masks and sanitising hands.

Thank you for co-operation as we work together to help in these challenging times.

Glenecho Community Centre

949 Burrows Road Glenroy NSW 2640

Access: By appointment only

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Deliveries: No

Contact

Phone: 02 6025 9359 or 0439 495 152

Comments

Please phone and make an appointment for a contactless collection.

During collection, please ensure that you wear a mask, check-in and use the hand sanitiser provided.

Mirambeena Community Centre

19 Martha Mews Lavington NSW 2641

Access: By appointment only

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am– 3:00 pm

Deliveries: No

Contact

Phone: 02 6043 5875 or 0400 412 703

Comments

Please phone and make an appointment for a contactless collection.

During collection, please ensure that you wear a mask, check-in and use the hand sanitiser provided.

Orana Community Centre

40 Cardo Drive, Springdale Heights NSW 2641

Access: By phone appointment only

Opening hours: Monday – Friday (Wednesday preferred), 9:00 am – 3:30 pm and 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Friday

Deliveries: No

Contact

Phone: 02 6025 3988
Email: admin@orana.community

Comments

Available to Lavington and Springdale Heights residents only.

Please phone and make an appointment for a collection.

During collection, please ensure that you bring your own bags, wear a mask and check-in.

Salvation Army

1108 Corella Street, North Albury NSW 2640

Access: Office open for collections only. Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Deliveries: No

Contact

Phone: 1300 371 288

Comments

Please phone and complete an initial assessment. Suitable clients will receive gift cards which can be posted or collected from our office.

St Mark's Anglican Church

319 Gulpha Street, North Albury NSW 2640

Access: Office open

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Deliveries: No

Contact

Phone: 02 6040 6457

Comments

Walk-ins welcome.

Please  ensure that you wear a mask and check in on arrival.

St Mathew’s Church

516 Kiewa Street, Albury NSW 2640

Access: By appointment only

Opening hours: Monday – Friday by appointment

Deliveries: No

Contact

Phone: 02 6021 3022

Comments

Please phone to make an appointment for collection.

St Vincent de Paul Society

1091 Mate Street, Lavington NSW 2641

Access: Open for Emergency Food Relief

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday – Wednesday, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm and Thursday, 1:30pm – 2.30pm

Deliveries: No

Contact

Phone: 02 6048 9530

Comments

Please phone and leave a message with a request for a food parcel.

You will then be directed to pick up a food parcel from 1091 Mate Street, Lavington.

Westside Community Centre

16 Mulga Place, West Albury NSW 2640

Access: Centre closed to programs, however case management and support services are open

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am– 3:00 pm

Deliveries: Yes

Contact

Phone (Centre): 02 6041 2236
Tarcy Zani: 0491 015 521
Stacey Franklin: 0409 236 017

Comments

Available to West Albury residents only.

Offering food home deliveries for registered clients in the West Albury area only on Wednesdays.

Non-registered clients will be interviewed over the phone before we they are added to the list.

Also providing all other case management and supports over the phone Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Staff are in centre 80% of time

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