City of Ballarat food relief drop-off point at the Soccer Facility at Morshead Park will open on Saturday 13 June

mayor with Ballarat Malayalee Association member at foodbank drop off

City of Ballarat Emergency food relief drop-off centre has now been operating for five weeks, and Council would like to thank the community for the support they have shown to those that need assistance.

Since the initiative launched in April, there has been over 250 community drop-offs delivering in excess of 4,788  individual items that have been distributed to local welfare agencies.

The Emergency food relief drop-off point is located at the Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility at Morshead Park off Pleasant Street, and operates between 10am and 12pm Monday to Friday.

On Saturday 13 June, the City of Ballarat will open for a once only public drop-off between 10am and 12pm at Morshead Park.

Community are asked to continue to assist those families in need by donating non-perishable goods.

About the Emergency food relief drop-off centre

As part of the Be Kind Ballarat campaign, the City of Ballarat is asking residents to drop off food donations between 10am and 12pm on weekdays to Morshead Park.

Council is seeking donations of all non-perishable items including flour, tinned fruit and vegetables, long life milk, rice, tuna, soups, tea, coffee, pasta, pasta sauce and personal hygiene products. However, the drop-off point will not be able to take perishable items at this stage.

The donations will be given to local welfare organisations for distribution to vulnerable people in the community.

City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Ben Taylor said: “We have seen a fantastic level of support and contribution by our local community donating food items and applaud the wonderful work of all our local welfare agencies in supporting vulnerable members of our community.”

“Distribution of these food items will remain with welfare organisations across the city who continue to do tremendous work supporting vulnerable community members.

“I have been really encouraged by the generosity of Ballarat residents, who have embraced the Be Kind message and continue to show their kindness to those who are struggling in our community.”

The Emergency food relief drop-off point was previously located at the Ballarat Central Library from Friday 1 May to Monday 25 May.

Back toTop