Food relief available for Hobsons Bay residents isolating due to COVID

By Molly Magennis

Food relief is among a variety of services available to residents in Hobsons Bay who are currently isolating due to COVID-19.

The Hobsons Bay Community Has Heart ‘Community Connector’ program has links with local service providers and networks to assist residents with a wide range of needs.

So far, the Community Connector program has received 321 requests for food relief from August 10 2021 to January 12 2022, with hundreds more requests going directly to other community organisations.

Mayor Peter Hemphill said the Community Connector initiative is “all about making it as easy as possible for residents to access immediate support.”

“The majority of food relief requests are referred to Council’s partner, Laverton Community Integrated Services, to deliver food supplies to households.

“Many other local community organisations play an important role providing support and services to people in isolation.

“If you are isolating and need support, please don’t hesitate to connect with us.”

Medication, nappies, masks, dog walking, emergency pet food, counselling and domestic violence support services are among the other services available to individuals and families who are currently isolating.

Residents who need assistance are encouraged to email or call the council’s customer service team on 1300 179 944 and ask for the Community Connector.