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Relieving food insecurity for struggling Victorians

Many Victorian families and individuals are finding it tough to put food on the table during the current cost of living crisis under the Andrews Labor Government.

That’s why a Matt Guy Liberals and Nationals Government will provide $13 million to the food relief sector to support them in assisting Victorians struggling and doing it tough, with everyday food relief.

Under the Liberals and Nationals’ plan, $1 million funding grants will be provided to Foodbank, Second Bite and OzHarvest for their Victorian food rescue, procurement and distribution operations to enable these respected organisations to continue to deliver food relief to Victorians.

A $10 million Food Relief Support Fund will also be established to allow other Victorian food relief sector organisations, particularly smaller charitable or community volunteer organisations, to make direct funding requests based on specific demonstrated relief needs, expansion of direct meal preparation and distribution or improved facilities and equipment.

The Liberals and Nationals understand that cost of living is a problem for all Victorians, including the hundreds of thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians managing on fixed low incomes, who are doing it particularly tough.

This policy also complements the Liberals and Nationals’ Healthy Lunches program, which is a real solution in easing cost of living pressures for families and students experiencing food insecurity at school.

Leader of the Liberal Party, Matt Guy, said it was so important to provide food relief to help Victorians in need.

“As many Victorian families struggle to meet the growing cost of living crisis, this critical support for food relief organisations will be even more vital.”

“Only the Liberals and Nationals have real solutions in supporting our most vulnerable, and providing Victorians who are struggling with nutritious, healthy meals.”

Matt Guy MP

Leader of the Liberal Party

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