To support those in need, Council is inviting residents of Frankston City to donate packaged, long-life food to five local drop-off points.
Frankston City Council Mayor, Sandra Mayer, said the food would support charity organisations such as Community Support Frankston who would distribute it locally.
“These are difficult times and people in our community are doing it tough. Our wonderful volunteer groups are delivering food packages to the needy but are in short supply of certain items.
“You can help by placing spare long-life consumables, such as canned food and packets of pasta, in the bins provided.”
The Mayor asked those donating to carefully adhere to social distancing regulations.
“Please don’t make a special trip to the shops for the purpose of donating; rather, keep it in mind if you are already making an essential trip,” Cr Mayer said.
Council is managing the bins which are located at:
- Coles inside Karingal Village Shopping Centre – 110 Ashley Avenue Frankston
- Coles inside The Gateway Shopping Centre – 230 Cranbourne-Frankston Road, Langwarrin
- Ritchies IGA – 280 Seaford Road, Seaford (corner Seaford Road and Frankston-Dandenong Highway)
- Coles at Carrum Downs Plaza – 335 Ballarto Road, Carrum Downs (corner Ballarto Road and McCormicks Road)
- The level 1 information desk outside Myer at Bayside Shopping Centre – 28 Beach Street, Frankston
The Mayor reminded residents that fresh food and items with a short shelf life could not be accepted.
“Thank you all for the generosity you have already shown in supporting each other through this hard time. Your community spirit makes me even more proud to be the Mayor of this city.”
For more information about accessing support visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/Your_Council/Coronavirus_Updates/Community_Support
Frankston City Council recommends residents exercise social distancing when in public areas.