Burwood Plaza and Coles have thrown their support behind the Burwood community generously providing shopping vouchers to assist the vulnerable or isolated people through the Covid-19 crisis with much-needed staple food items.
Burwood Mayor Cr John Faker said the total of $3,500 in vouchers from Burwood Plaza as well as $1,000 from Coles will be provided directly to St Paul’s Anglican Church to support their active food pantry.
“I commend Burwood Plaza and Coles supermarket for stepping forward to assist those most in need in our community with vital food and grocery vouchers.”
“We’re hopeful more local businesses will offer support as it is now more important than ever we stay connected and support each other in every way,” he said.
Burwood Plaza (Holdmark Property Group) agreed. Mr. Sarkis Nassif, CEO at Holdmark Property Group said “At Holdmark, we believe in the power of collaboration, when organisations collaborate great things happen. Through the ‘Burwood Cares’ initiative, and in conjunction with Burwood Council and St Pauls Anglican Church, we are honoured to be supporting Burwood’s vulnerable during this unprecedented time. We also extend our thanks to the team at Burwood Plaza who facilitated this initiative.”
These business contributions have complimented the efforts of Council’s Burwood Cares program with community services staff having already delivered hundreds of community care packages in recent weeks to the vulnerable and those self-isolating at home with the second rollout of tangible food and hygiene support packages underway due to demand.
The Burwood Cares noticeboard has also had great success in encouraging the community to stay connected through the sharing of information and helpful tips, updates on Council services and links to other agency programs and services to assist the community and local businesses.
For more information or to express your interest in supporting a local community service or program by way of a donation, please email Council at contact (02) 9911 9911.