An initiative of the Give Where You Live Foundation, the Feed Geelong vision is to create the most effective regional food assistance system in Australia. To provide a basic ‘safety net’ to reduce hunger and immediate food insecurity for the most vulnerable across the greater Geelong Region
Accessing Food Assistance
Do you or someone you know require emergency food during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?
We are updating the ‘Where can I eat?’ across the Geelong region brochure weekly and it can be accessed online here
Visit the Feed Geelong Website here
Feed Geelong is supported by
G21 Opportunities for Work (GROW)
GROW is a Collective Impact initiative, with business, government, community organisations and individuals working together to address disadvantage in areas of high unemployment (including Colac, Norlane/Corio and Whittington). It is a unique regional strategy which focuses on one of the key features of place-based disadvantage – joblessness.
GROW is about creating new jobs, by asking organisations to choose to buy goods and services that contribute economically and socially to our local community (social procurement) and by injecting capital into businesses and not-for-profit enterprises in target communities (impact investment). We need to match these new jobs with people who are skilled and supported to meet the employers’ needs, including job seekers currently excluded from the workforce (demand-led employment). The GROW Strategic Plan outlines our approach.
The aligned efforts of all GROW partners will enable us to grow a stronger G21 economy, and offer opportunities to job seekers in places where there are high rates of joblessness.
A joint initiative between Give Where You Live and G21 – Geelong Region Alliance, GROW has received a $2 million contribution from Give Where You Live Foundation, $1 million from the Victorian State Government (over five years) and $300,000 from the Alcoa Foundation, to assist with the co-ordination and backbone function.
Click here for a PDF of the GROW brochure.