Question on notice
Ms MAXWELL (Northern Victoria) (11:56): My question is to the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, regarding the need for Corryong Foodshare Services to have a permanent site for their relief efforts. Corryong Foodshare delivers to Walwa, Cudgewa, Thowgla, Biggara, Nariel Valley, Corryong township and everywhere in between, clothing and feeding over 110 families last year.
They have operated from the scout hall for a number of years, but this is no longer possible for the long term and they urgently require a permanent home. Investment for regional food hubs is welcome, but the geographical distance between Albury-Wodonga and Corryong demonstrates the need for a dedicated food-share premises instead of operating out of a borrowed building soon to be reclaimed.
My question to the minister is: Will he meet with Corryong Foodshare and discuss potential solutions so they can continue providing vital support to bushfire-affected and vulnerable people?