Food for needy

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
EPIC disability manager Barrie East, Yaandina Community Services acting CEO Emma Dumbrell, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation director Jim Horrace, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation CEO Peter Jeffries, Ngarluma Yinjibarndi Foundation Ltd CEO Bruce Jorgensen and Ngarliyarndu Bindirri chair Uncle David Walker.
Camera IconEPIC disability manager Barrie East, Yaandina Community Services acting CEO Emma Dumbrell, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation director Jim Horrace, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation CEO Peter Jeffries, Ngarluma Yinjibarndi Foundation Ltd CEO Bruce Jorgensen and Ngarliyarndu Bindirri chair Uncle David Walker.

Community organisations in Roebourne have banded together for a food security project to support people living in the region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food Safety and Healthy Homes initiative created by seven community organisations involve people using emergency relief cards to buy grocery items and healthy frozen meals.

The initiative is set to help people struggling to access essential items as well as those disproportionately affected by a lack of access to transport and depleted food supplies as a result of COVID-19.

The delivery-only service is available to those in Roebourne and surrounding communities including Cheeditha, 5 Mile, Weymul and Ngurrawana.

Organisations involved included Ngarluma Yinjibarndi Foundation Ltd, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation, Yaandina Community Services, Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation, Empowering People in Communities, and One Tree Community Services.

The City of Karratha, LotteryWest, BBI Group, Equity Trustees, YARA, Jemena, Rio Tinto and eNGie also donated to the initiative.

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