FareShare has set up an emergency cool room packed with thousands of nutritious, cooked meals outside North Melbourne’s public housing towers to feed vulnerable tenants unable to leave their homes.
Around 3,000 people have been affected by the lockdown which will last until at least Wednesday to ensure all residents can be tested.
FareShare meals will cater to a range of cultural and dietary preferences and include ready-to-eat dishes such as Sunday roasts, vegetarian casseroles and family pies, as well as 3,500 quiches and 1,600 sausage rolls.
“We all feel for people caught up in this terrible situation,” FareShare’s kitchen manager and head chef Crickette DerJeu said (pictured above with FareShare staff member Ray at the estate.)
“We just hope our comforting, chef-cooked meals ease some of the stress and uncertainty, and help provide the energy these struggling people will need to cope.”
The supply of FareShare meals comes at the request of Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services.
“We are committed to supporting this vulnerable community with healthy meals for as long as necessary,” Ms DerJeu said.
“Our chefs are passionate about making the meals as delicious and nutritious as possible knowing what these people are going through.”
FareShare expects to install a second cool room to store more ready-to-eat meals early next week.
Help donate to FareShare here: https://www.fareshare.net.au/donate-winter2020/
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Above Image: Kitchen manager and head chef Crickette DerJeu and FareShare staff member Ray are coordinating food deliveries to the 3000 people in lockdown in Melbourne’s housing commission towers (Image Credit: FareShare).
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