Malvern Emergency Food Program

The program aims to provide emergency food service for Stonnington residents in times of crisis.  It has been operating as a registered charity for nearly 30 years with a small committee and band of volunteers. The main focus is to provide non-perishable food parcels to the Malvern and Prahran Police stations for 24 hour access with no questions asked, along with distribution via other charities.  The parcels contain a balanced diet for 1-2 people for 2-3 days. 

At the next Phoenix Park market, 11th November, our raffle will be supporting this group and we are asking club members and members of the public to bring along food items to contribute to hampers for distribution.

Over the weeks ahead Rotarian George Borrow will also regularly be collecting any donations from club members for distribution to those in need. 

Another example of Rotary in Action!

Suggested Food Types for Donation - brand doesn’t matter.

FISH Canned salmon, tuna 100-450g
CEREAL Small packets eg Weet-Bix 200-400g
MILK Long Life milk. 1 Litre
FRUIT Canned 200-450 g eg peaches, pears etc
VEGETABLES Canned 200-450 g eg corn, chickpeas etc
GREEN PEAS/BEANS Canned 200-450g
SOUP Dried packets eg Cup of Soup
TOMATOES Canned 200-450g
BAKED BEANS Canned 300-450g
TEA Teabags - not loose-leaf tea
TREATS eg Muesli bars, fruit bars, biscuits, etc

Small is best, to keep parcels to manageable size. Cans should have ring-pull for easy access. Please avoid glass jars or large cans.

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