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Due to this most recent government directive, we have had to temporarily suspend our Fitzroy Soup Van run to the four towers currently under hard lockdown. We do this with a very heavy heart, but are buoyed by news that the Victorian Government will be providing food and care packages over this interim period.
What support, including food, is being provided can be found here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/extra-support-housing-estates-and-restricted-postcodes
We also want to assure everyone, particularly our friends at the towers, that we will be back providing personalised hampers as soon as we possibly can.
We are still here but the Vinnies Soup Van service has changed!
While our street runs have been suspended you can still contact us for assistance with food by calling:
Vinnies Welfare Assistance Line is 1800 305 330 (Monday–Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm).
Over the phone, we will determine your situation and make a personal arrangement of how we can reach you with these essentials. Examples of the support we can offer include food hampers for individuals and families, and food parcels for those with little or no cooking facilities.
Changes to this service are due to the government’s COVID-19 health directive to limit social contact which will reduce the risk to the people we assist and to our volunteers.
Rest assured, that once this crisis is over, our Vannies will be back on the streets with their trademark soup and a smile.