Anyone growing tomatoes in their own backyard inevitably produces excess - more than one family can consume. At the end of summertime, gardeners are overwhelmed with tomatoes! Melbourne food relief providers are currently met with higher demand for emergency assistance than they can manage. If you would like to help, please take any excess home grown tomatoes to one of the following NFPs at the listed opening times. From the CBD to Collingwood, from Footscray to Rowville, there will be a place near you ready to receive your excess tomatoes. The NFPs will either distribute fresh or preserve the tomatoes as Passata, Chutney, Sundried or Dell'Olio, and then distribute through their food relief programs. Please help share the news by forwarding this email to a friend, or pressing 'like' and 'sharing' on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/147261155952738/ A Facebook Group "Tiny Trowellers" has been created. Please join the conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1283951395005787/
ASRC Foodbank Level 1, 214 - 218 Nicholson St Footscray VIC 3011 Monday to Friday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm. https://www.asrc.org.au/ ASRC are happy to accept most home grown produce. Food seeds are welcomed!
Martin O'Callahan at Darebin Fruit Squad has created a wonderful community asset. Many huge fruit trees grow in the city of Darebin, and are in the homes of people who can no longer manage the trees. The Darebin fruit squad volunteers harvest and collect the fruit, then distribute through their food bank to those most in need. All municipal councils need to be doing the same so that waste is reduced and put to good use. #DarebinFruitSquad#Gardeningaustralia. https://www.facebook.com/fruitsquad/