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Liverpool Opportunity Hub Promoting Health and Nutrition

The team from Souths Cares Liverpool Opportunity Hub have spent the past three Thursdays delivering care packages to program participants and their families to help ease the financial strain of COVID and to promote healthy eating.

The initiative saw the Souths Cares van packed to the rafters each week with fresh fruit and vegetable hampers, pantry staple items and ladies’ dignity packs. The team delivered over 1.5 tons of food throughout 30 different suburbs across Liverpool LGA, promoting a sharing is caring approach to supporting the local community.

Melissa Pagett is the mother of one of the Liverpool Opportunity Hub’s participants and explained the gesture was well received.

“A huge thank you to the Souths Cares team for dropping off the lovely box of fruit and vegetables. We really appreciate and it was really nice of you all”, Melissa said.

With COVID restrictions easing and many students slowly returning to school, the initiative also aimed to make participants’ transition back to school easier on families by providing healthy options for lunches and snacks.

Bianca Williams is the newly appointed Program Coordinator of the Liverpool Opportunity Hub and explained the impact of the food deliveries for families could not be underestimated.

“Having access to fresh fruit and vegetables and everyday pantry items is something which we can sometimes take for granted.

Many of our families have found it challenging over the past few months with COVID restrictions and we hope we have helped ease the financial strain through providing nutrient-rich foods for our participants”, Bianca said.

With NSW schools returning to face-to-face learning, the Liverpool Opportunity Hub team will be busier than ever throughout Term 4 supporting participants achieve their education goals.