Need a Feed could not do what it does without the wonderful support of local businesses.
This week we had a call from a lady whose friend has terminal cancer. She doesn’t have the strength to get to the shops or to cook for her family. This lady asked us if we could help by providing her group of friends with food they could cook up for this family in need. We know this will ease her mental pain and the frustration of not being able to provide for her family.
I love how Need a Feed fills gaps at such a personal level. We can make a difference one person at a time.
Generally however, we work on a referral system to provide emergency food relief to those in need. These people are referred to us by our partners. We then provide a food parcel which contains a weeks worth of non-perishable food items.
Caresouth, the Brighter Futures Program and the local neighbourhood centre in Berkeley, Barnado’s Family Referral Service, Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre and local Rotary Clubs all let us know there are people in need. These people register, then on distribution days, they come along and we hand them a parcel.
The aim of our service is to provide a welcoming, non-judgemental environment, removing all stigmas and negative feelings that can be associated with receiving help.
At our last distribution day, Domina Insurance Brokers sponsored a sausage sizzle, with their staff cooking up a storm, so people could hang around and have a chat and some lunch. In fact, Domina has come on board as a Gold Sponsor and their support will make a huge difference to the level of care we can offer local families in need.
And we are always happy to talk to organisations who are keen to help.
Need a Feed has several events coming up to rise money and their profile.
They’ve also linked arms with Spring Into Corrimal and are asking visitors to the event to bring a non-perishable food item for donation.
With almost 50 thousand visitors expected to the event, that’s a lot of food, and a lot of people who can be helped by the amazing local charity, based in the Northern Illawarra.