Dhungung Food Share initiative kicks off for 2024 to help local families in need

24 January, 2024Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again partnering with community organisations throughout the year ahead in 2024, to ensure our Shire’s indigenous families are provided for with food and other essential items.

The Dhungung Food Share program is set to recommence for 2024 on Thursday 25th January. The initiative not only ensures our First Nations community members have access to quality food, but also gives an opportunity for social connection and support.

Dhungung Food Share is supported by the Australian Red Cross, OzHarvest, Gundungurra Aboriginal Heritage Association Inc and Wingecarribee Shire Council.

It is a weekly program, offering a pick-up service from the Aboriginal Community and Cultural Centre at 1 Rainbow Road, in Mittagong every Thursday, between 10.30 am and 12.00 pm. Recipients are advised to bring their own bags, plus a cooler bag for frozen food or meat.

When registering, residents are to advise how many adults and/or children are in their home. There are small packages for those with fewer family members in their household, and family-sized packages for larger households.

To register for a food package, community members should contact Corinne at Wingecarribee Shire Council on 0418 649 106