Moonee Valley City Council has thanked and praised local businesses who have stepped up to provide supplies and food relief to local residents hard-hit by the latest COVID-19 lockdown.
Council has assisted many vulnerable residents throughout the lockdown, particularly at the Flemington Estate which had several Tier 1 and Tier 2 exposure sites listed as well as at sites in Ascot Vale and across Moonee Valley. Staff members coordinating delivery of hundreds of culturally appropriate meals, groceries and care packs to people affected by the restrictions.
Moonee Valley Mayor Cam Nation said that this would not have been possible without the support of local businesses and franchises.
“The generosity shown by these businesses has meant that Council has been able to become Moonee Valley’s primary food relief provider during this latest and very challenging lockdown,” Mayor Nation said.
“There are many Moonee Valley businesses and sole traders doing it tough right now, however this has not stopped them from supporting our most vulnerable community members.”
Among the suppliers are Woolworths, Happy Apple Ascot Vale, Essendon IGA, Macca’s Halal Meats, DORR Paper and Food Supplies, Fare Share, Mamma’s Kitchen, Community Chef, Bakers Delight Moonee Ponds, LaManna and Bilan Grocery who have all provided invaluable supplies and support.
“It is this kind of community spirit that has helped Council make good on its Healthy City commitments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We extend our most sincere thanks to every business owner and staff member who is a part of this relief effort,” Mayor Nation said.
Council will continue to support residents affected by ongoing lockdowns and other public health measures with meals, groceries, care packs and children’s activity packs.