A COMMUNITY bus is now transporting people to a food bank to help them stay fed during the cost-of-living crisis.
AccessCare, an organisation which supports older people and people with disabilities living at home, is now sending its community bus to Pantry 5000. The food bank runs at the Longreach Anglican Parish in Carrum.
The AccessCare service runs every second week. AccessCare HACC care advisor Tricia Jasinski said “cost of living pressures are an issue for everyone and so having the community bus attend Pantry 5000 means these residents can access good quality food.”
“We only had a few clients signed up in the first week, but they all found the service to be valuable, with all of them coming back the second week, plus a few more,” she said. “The ladies love having the chance to chat, not just with each other but with our team and bus driver as well. We try to make it a fun and welcoming journey.”
For more information on AccessCare’s services visit accesscare.org.au/about
First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 19th July 2023