Dedy is the Executive Officer at Warrnambool and District Foodshare, a community service not-for –profit organisation that provides food hampers for families in the community who are in crisis and need. Dedy was the recipient of the 2016 Local Achiever Awards. He is a former teacher, principal and football umpire.
Over 60 local agencies utilise the Foodshare free food hamper service to provide emergency food relief.
Agencies range from St Vincent De Paul and Anglicare to Brophy Family Services, local hospitals and community agencies, Indigenous Co-ops, Emma House Domestic Violence Service and Mental Health Agencies to name a few.
Wherever hunger and need occur in our community Foodshare volunteers can respond with food hamper support. Our entire service is FREE.
Food is rescued from Supermarkets and supplies come regularly from Foodbank Victoria in Melbourne. Foodshare supports local soup kitchens, scout groups and provide fresh bread and fruit for local school programs- over 20.
As a not-for-profit organisation we enjoy tremendous community support but need to raise over $60,000 per year to operate. We also have no permanent home/warehouse and aim to rally community support to ensure we can sustain our vital work into the future.
Please support Warrnambool and District Foodshare with your donation so that we can continue providing emergency relief to those in need in our community https://www.mycause.com.au/charity/5508/WarrnamboolandDistrictFoodShareInc