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Impacts of stock pilling

Think twice about stockpiling.

πŸ‘‰Stockpiling hurts our most vulnerable community members.Β πŸ‘‰They have limited income to purchase their groceries and often only buy what they need for that week.
πŸ‘‰If they go to the stores and the basics have been wiped off the shelves, they can’t afford to travel from town to town looking for those items.
πŸ‘‰Stockpiling puts added pressure of emergency relief and foodbank services as more people are finding themselves without access to the basicΒ items to get by. They then need to seek more support from charities.
πŸ‘‰increase in demand on chairities = increase costs to the tight budgets these services have to do the work they do.
πŸ‘‰Β Want to support our most vulnerable community members.
πŸ‘‰Stop stockpiling and if you have stockpiled consider donating a small amount to your local emergency relief services.

Think twice about stockpiling.

Think twice about stockpiling.

πŸ‘‰Stockpiling hurts our most vulnerable community members.Β πŸ‘‰They have limited income to purchase their groceries and often only buy what they need for that week.
πŸ‘‰If they go to the stores and the basics have been wiped off the shelves, they can’t afford to travel from town to town looking for those items.
πŸ‘‰Stockpiling puts added pressure of emergency relief and foodbank services as more people are finding themselves without access to the basicΒ items to get by. They then need to seek more support from charities.
πŸ‘‰increase in demand on charities = increase costs to the tight budgets these services have to do the work they do.
πŸ‘‰Β Want to support our most vulnerable community members.
πŸ‘‰Stop stockpiling and if you have stockpiled consider donating a small amount to your local emergency relief services.

Foodbanks

Community services across Gippsland are struggling to keep up with demand saying panic-buying in supermarkets is impacting their supply. #9News

Posted by 9 News Gippsland on Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Neighbourhood House urges people to think before stockpiling toilet paper

“In some cases people are missing out, and in the worst cases people are going hungry, and for a lot of people even coming into the food bank is a very confronting experience.

“I think people need to think twice before they buy, because do you really need it, or do you have enough? Who is missing out and who am I impacting?”

Lawn Mower Bank

Operating since 2012 our lawn mower bank has helped over 1,000 people mow their lawns. The lawn mower bank is a free service that anyone in Latrobe Valley can access. It operates on a trust model. The service addresses the barriers of cost and access to lawn mowing equipment.

TAFE Gippsland Pamper Day

We have been holding Pamper Days with TAFE Gippsland for the last four years.

This little video explains what we do and why it is so important.

 

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