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Emergency relief and food packages

Box of groceries and a prepared meal from Mount Alexander Shire Food Pantry food relief program

A number of local support centres, agencies and community groups are able to provide emergency relief and meals if you require.

Emergency relief packages

If you are self-isolating due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic you may be eligible for a food or care package from the Victorian Government.

Emergency food relief care packages are a box of basic suppliers including essential food and personal care items.

Relief packages will be distributed by partner organisations including the Red Cross, and Foodbank Victoria.

If you are in urgent need and don’t have a support network who can help you, call the Victorian Government’s coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398. The hotline can also refer people to other support services if needed.

Find out more information on emergency relief packages.

Food parcels and food pantry

If you not meet the criteria for the emergency relief packs provided by the Victorian Government please contact one of the organisations below if you require food relief.

Mt Alexander Community Pantry

This locally run volunteer services provides pre-prepared frozen meals or food packages, made with community spirit.

Make a request by phone or email between 9am – 3pm on weekdays.
Orders can be picked up by appointment from 66 Blakely Road in Castlemaine or delivered.

Phone: 0472 537 866
Email: mtalexcommunitypantry@gmail.com
Website: www.cch.org.au/communitypantry

For emergency food relief please contact Chris on 0419 537 866 (after-hours only).

Read or download the Mt Alexander Community Pantry flyer.

Australian Red Cross – 1800 733 276
Bendigo Food Share – 5444 3409
Salvation Army – 13 72 58

Please call the organisations direct if you would like to make a financial donation.

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