By Jed Lanyon
A new second bite program has been set up in Wandin, allowing residents in need to come along and grab food items and ready to eat meals.
The Free Fresh Food program is located at the Wandin Senior Citizens Hall and operates every Friday from 11am.
Veronica Tirchett of Yarra Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church said, “we are excited to share that we have started another outlet for the Second Bite Program at Wandin Senior Citizens.
“In light of the global pandemic, we thought that this would be a great help to those in this local community to support them through these tough and difficult times.
“Hardship can happen to anyone and the cost of fresh food can make it difficult for people in need to maintain a balanced diet. We have a new public distribution point to assist people in need to have access to a range of seasonal fruit, vegetables and bread.”
Wandin Rotary assists in delivering the program, which sees locals able to pick up frozen meals.
Rotarian Gavan McIntyre shared that 40 meals are delivered each week thanks to the generosity of a Rowville woman, who operates a commercial kitchen.
For more information contact 5967 1272 or visit yarravalleychurch.com.au