Addressing Food Security Challenges
DVCS Food Collective is a local service of delivery and donation partners, community organisations and individuals working together to address food security challenges for vulnerable and disadvantaged community members in the Diamond Valley Region.
How do we do it?
We do this by sourcing and supplying food parcels and meals
to those who are experiencing financial crisis and needing emergency relief assistance.
We rely on volunteers to create and distribute pre-packed parcels, to those more isolated community members.
We also fundraise to subsidise the cost of purchasing food, to make sure these products are available more consistently
Community Pantry Project
What is a Community Pantry?
A community pantry is a cupboard full of non-perishable food, located in an accessible space for community members who are experiencing food insecurity to help themselves to. Ideally, they are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, require no appointments and are open to whoever needs food.
The Community Pantry Network has a “Give what you can, take what you need” philosophy with people able to donate to the pantry as well. Pantries consist largely healthy nutritious non-perishable food, toiletries and information to bring relief closer to where people need to access it.
Each Community Pantry is managed by local community groups and is supported by Diamond Valley Community Support and the Food Collective Project.
Hurstbridge Hub -Vines Baptist Church
50 Graysharps Rd, Hurstbridge
Rosanna Fire Station NH
232 Lower Plenty Rd, Rosanna
Strathewen Primary School
School Ridge Rd. Strathewen
Warrandyte Mobile Pantry NH
168 Yarra St, Warrandyte
every Wednesday from 10am till 12pm
United Minds Yarrambat
605 Yan Yean Rd, Yarrambat
Mon - Fri 12 - 1pm, Sat 10 - 11am
How Can You Help?
We are seeking donations of food items:
Adopt a Pantry
Can your club, school or group adopt a community pantry for 1 MONTH and run a food drive to stock it, helping those in hardship in your community?
Are you up for the challange?
Register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org