Good Food Pack program provides 6,100 grocery hampers to those in need
Thanks to continued community support, the Good Food Pack program provided a total of 6,100 grocery hampers to community members in need.
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, effecting incomes, more and more people have struggled to get the food they need to keep themselves and their families fed and healthy. We launched the Good Food Pack program to help get food to people in need.
When the program began, we imagined serving 75 households per week. However, with increased unemployment, food insecurity, and school closures within our communities, the Good Food Pack program supplied an average of 750 hampers per week. In other words, the need was ten times greater than anticipated!
“It gave me a lift to have support and know that someone cares. I found I didn’t feel alone, I felt somebody had my back. I don’t know what I would have done without it.” —Good Food Pack recipient
Today marks the final delivery of Good Food Packs. 13 community groups and 39 schools were involved in the delivery of the grocery hampers over the past twelve weeks.
We would like to thank our community and individual donors, volunteers, community groups, and New Dawn staff for their contributions and volunteerism over the past twelve weeks. Your combined support has been essential in our efforts to help feed community members experiencing food insecurity and financial barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic and State of Emergency.