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Grocery Drive

Grocery Drive

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AusRelief is a proud supporter of Australian families that is dedicated to providing food and hygiene to families most at risk to various communities.

The Grocery Drive program is an initiative that allows the public to donate non-perishable items into our AusRelief charity boxes located at several Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.

Our donation drive has been operating for many years contributing support not only to other community organisations but to local schools who are identified as low-socio economic. We have a strong relationship with Welfare Officers and Schools as Community Centres (SCC) that refer and identify families to receive family food packs every month. This allows for a completely transparent and thorough selection system which in turn targets and identifies vulnerable families by the school as they understand what their community needs are.

The donation boxes are allocated at various Coles and Woolworths stores where customers are given the opportunity to donate essential non-perishable items. These items are then distributed to families, schools as well as organisations that offer support to those most in need.

All donations are stored at our local warehouse where volunteers pack, sort and deliver grocery packs. Families will receive one essential bag and one non-essential bag. The following is a description of what each food pack includes:

Essential Packs

  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Milk
  • Pasta
  • Legumes
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Canned Fish (tuna)
  • Soup
  • Cooking Sauce

Non-Essential Packs

  • Junk and Snacks
  • Miscellaneous items such as tea, coffee, sugar etc
  • Drinks and Water

**Separate hygiene packs are also given to schools and community centres.**

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How can I donate to the Coles Grocery Drive?

You can donate to the Coles Grocery Drive by visiting any Coles or Woolworths supermarket where AusRelief charity boxes are located. Simply place your non-perishable food items in the donation box.

2. What kind of items can I donate?

You can donate non-perishable food items such as cereal, rice, milk, pasta, legumes, canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish (tuna), soup, cooking sauce, junk snacks, and miscellaneous items like tea, coffee, and sugar. Separate hygiene packs are also given to schools and community centers.

3. Where do the donated items go?

The donated items are stored in a local warehouse and then volunteers pack, sort, and deliver grocery packs to families in need. These packs are distributed to vulnerable families, schools, and community organizations that offer support.

4. How are families selected to receive the grocery packs?

AusRelief has a transparent and thorough selection system in place. Welfare Officers in schools and Community Centers (SCC) refer and identify families who are in need of assistance. This ensures that the grocery packs reach the most vulnerable families in the community.

5. Can I make a monetary donation instead of donating physical items?

Yes, AusRelief accepts monetary donations as well. You can donate directly through their website or contact them for more information on how to contribute financially.

6. Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations made to AusRelief are 100% tax-deductible. AusRelief is a registered charity and a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) in Australia.

7. How can I get involved in the Coles Grocery Drive or other projects?

To get involved in the Coles Grocery Drive or other projects, you can visit the AusRelief website and explore their "Projects" and "How to Volunteer" sections. They also have information on fundraising opportunities and ways to support their cause.

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