Geelong's food crisis is everyone's business and everyone can help.
 
Did you know?

More than 20,000 people in the Geelong region ran out of food at one point over the last 12 months
Food Security Network, City of Greater Geelong 2012

252,389 meals were provided by Geelong Food Relief Centre in 2012
Geelong Food Relief Centre 2012/2013 Annual Report
 
Christ Church Community Meals Program is currently serving on average
600 meals per week
 
 
Feed Geelong - please get involved
 
Operating throughout October, Feed Geelong raises awareness of Geelong's food crisis and most importantly raises valuable funds which will be distributed by a Give Where You Live grants panel to help these organisations feed those struggling in our region very day.
Seeing is Believing Tour
Thursday 10 October 
We have limited places available for the afternoon Seeing is Believing Tour. Join Feed Geelong as they visit Geelong Food Network Centres to see first hand the crisis that many in our region are facing. Tickets are available for $10, with all proceeds going to the Feed Geelong Appeal. Click here to book now, hurry as spaces are limited!
 
Brown Paper Bag Day 
Wednesday 16 October
To celebrate World Food Day Feed Geelong presents Brown Paper Bag Day. Feed Geelong is asking you to "Put your lunch money where their mouth is" by putting what you would normally spend on lunch into a Brown Paper Bag and donating it to Feed Geelong.

To register your organisation, school, community organisation or church to ensure you have received your Brown Paper Bags please contact Give Where You Live prior to Friday 11 October via email or phone 5229 4364.

 
GMHBA Community Lunch @ Christ Church  
Thursday 24 October 
Every year the Christ Church community meals program serves up to 30,000 meals to those most in need in Geelong. To some of their guests this is their main meal of the day, to others it is their only meal.

Join us as we experience a Christ Church community lunch. Tickets are available for $50, with all proceeds going to the Feed Geelong appeal. Click here to reserve your place now.
 
Donate food    
You can donate non-perishable food items during the month of October to the Feed Geelong donation boxes located at:
Give Where You Live | 18 Myers Street, Geelong
The Geelong Advertiser | 191/195 Ryrie Street, Geelong
City of Greater Geelong Customer Service Centres |  click here to find a centre near you.
 
 
For further information and to donate online now please visit www.feedgeelong.org.au
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Address postal inquiries to:
Give Where You Live
PO Box 351
18 Myers Street
Geelong VIC 3220
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