Going mobile to meet Barossa demand

Shona Marshall, Nuriootpa; Justin O’Donohue, Keyneton; Leanne Malek, Foodbank; Helen Walker, emergency relief co-ordinator Lutheran Community Care and Stacey Marshall, Nuriootpa.

The Barossa has been identified as an area of great need with services or access to food relief limited.

As a result of this, Foodbank who are meeting six per cent of current levels of demand in the Barossa, have launched their first Mobile Food Hub to give food to families living in regional areas of highest demand.

On Monday the Mobile Food Hub was in Nuriootpa, working closely with Lutheran Community Care and their clients.

With demand on the increase, particularly with plummeting winter temperatures, there’s already plans to bring the Mobile Food Hub to the Barossa on a monthly basis and early plans to bring in other services too.

In addition to a stop in the Barossa, the Mobile Food Hub is also expected to visit Gawler.

Ms Sereena Huebler, customer support and development officer for Foodbank, said “Everyone talks about the Barossa being so rich and they don’t see the poverty.

“There’s not many services… the Barossa is definitely somewhere that needs it.”

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