The Victorian government has announced that it will allocate $ 1.4 million to 99 organizations to continue providing immediate food aid to multicultural communities as the state stays at home.
This will allow the organizations to continue their vital work, including providing grocery baskets, freshly prepared meals, groceries and essential items for needy community members.
“We’re helping bring food to the table for Victorians in need – no Victorian should go hungry from this pandemic,” said Ros Spence, Minister for Multicultural Affairs.
“Victoria’s multicultural communities have remained strong as they faced the challenges of the pandemic and we are making sure they are getting the help they need to keep going.
“Community organizations do such an important job of feeding and connecting people, and this will enable them to continue serving the communities they know so well.”
Funded by the Priority Responding to Multicultural Communities During the Coronavirus program, it supports organizations such as the Fijian Community Association Victoria and the Ballarat African Association to continue to provide culturally appropriate food aid to communities.
The Khalsa Foundation is also funded to continue its grocery delivery service, which provides groceries and essentials to the residents of Shepparton.
The program has already invested nearly $ 23 million, helping more than 500,000 Victorians since it began in August 2020.
Since the pandemic began, the government has funded more than 320 community organizations through the program to provide emergency relief, food aid and outreach, as well as targeted communication through translated materials and community-led content.
This builds on the $ 5 million pledged into the program in June to ensure Victoria’s multicultural communities are well supported as they cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can find a full list of funded recipients here.