In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to basic food items has been identified as a high need in Aboriginal communities across NSW. The Centre for Aboriginal Health (CAH), in collaboration with the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC), have worked together to ensure food security for communities. Through this partnership over 23 organisations and many individual community members across the State have received Woolworths Basics Boxes.
“It has been a great pleasure to work with Mel from the AH&MRC on this initiative. The current situation has presented immense challenges for AH&MRC member organisations in ensuring continuity of support to vulnerable community members. These local Aboriginal organisations have gone above and beyond to support their Elders and those in need.”
– Eloise Johnstone, Partnerships and Strategy Team, CAH
AH&MRC would like to thank our members for their coordinated efforts in identifying those in need and distributing the Woolworths Basic Boxes. For ACCHSs who require ongoing support, CAH encourages them to engage with their local Emergency Relief Services. CAH are able to link ACCHSs in with their respective ERSs. Please email Mel Sutton who will help facilitate this.