On Friday, the Souths Cares team spent the day delivering fresh fruit and vegetable boxes to over 70 families and elders. With greater Sydney entering a two week ‘stay at home’ order, there was a strong need make some extra healthy food options available to families, many of whom are doing it tough as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Throughout the day, over 700kg’s of fresh fruit and vegetables was distributed throughout Metropolitan Sydney; with the team supporting families and elders from ‘La Perouse to Lurnea’.
Staff from the Nanga Mai Marri (Dream Big), Deadly Youth Mentoring and Liverpool Opportunity Hub Programs donned the face mask, implemented contactless drop offs and practiced social distancing to ensure each package was delivered safely to families and elders.
Alisha Parker-Elrez, Souths Cares General Manager handled the logistics of the initiative and explained it was a huge team effort get the job done and support the community.
“It was great to be able to support our families and elders and keep them safe during these difficult times.
A special thanks to Kane Constructions for their donation which helped purchase the food, MD Provedores for always providing high quality fruit and vegetables and the staff at Souths Cares for making this initiative possible’, Alisha said.
Yileen Gordon, Deadly Youth Mentor stated the initiative was positive experience for both the families and staff.
“It felt unbelievable giving back in such testing times and making real difference to the families, elders, and youth of our communities”, Yileen said.