The Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria in conjunction with the Greek Archdiocese and all Cypriot Communities and Organisations of Melbourne, are conducting a coordinated collection of non-perishables for all the needy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Running from Monday, 24 August, 2020, to Wednesday, 2 September, 2020, the Community is asking people to donate items such as canned and dry foods, as well as long life milk.
The initiative was launched after Father Evmenios from the Archdiocese informed the Community that food stocks are running very low, and many people who are unemployed are struggling to keep their families fed at the moment.
“During the Melbourne lockdown, it’s hard for people to get outside and we decided that we need to support them as much as we can during this difficult time,” President of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Stelios Angelodemou, tells The Greek Herald.
But due to the current restrictions in Melbourne, volunteers needed to be granted a special permit authorising them to pick up food donations from people’s homes.
“We have four to five people with the special permit, but also other people who are allowed to travel within a 5km radius from their home. So everyone is helping,” Mr Angelodemou says.
“So far the response has been unbelievable and this gives us the strength to continue helping.”
If you would like to make a donation, you can contact any of the following people in this post: