Cowra Food Hall Continues Essential Service During COVID

IMAGE: Cowra Food Hall volunteers Robyn Ambacheer, Martina Bryant, Katrina Capps, Don Capps and Ros Ryan. The volunteers have worked hard during the COVID period..

The Cowra Food Hall has proved just how important the service is, continuing to remain open during the recent COVID-19 lockdowns and supporting those who need their service the most during difficult times.

While the Food Hall did not report a major increase in demand during the lockdown, it kept its doors wide open, evenwhen COVID-19 entered the Cowra community for the first time last month and began to spread.

The Food Hall provides general grocery store items at a much cheaper price than supermarkets, and is available for pensioners and other people in special circumstances, such as those with other forms of Centrelink cards, or anyone referred by a doctor or not-for-profit service that assists people in need.

For just $10 eligible people can purchase 11 items, for $15 they can get 16 items, and for $20, 21 items.

Most food is delivered by the Sydney Food Bank, however bread is available for free and is donated by Coles.

There is also a section of fruit and vegetables that is completely free, and these items are donated by Aldi and other local farmers.

Coordinator Katrina Capps said that all basic groceries and essentials were available.

“We’ve remained open for the entire time during COVID, and we have opened our service to people affected by the recent COVID outbreak in Cowra as well,” she said.

"Aldi donates unsold fruit and vegetables at the end of each week, and we’re incredibly oles’ bread donation.” grateful for that, as well as Coles' bread donation."

"We're celebrating 11 years of our service this year which is a great milestone too."

The Food Hall operates from 9am to 12pm each Friday at the Wesley Centre (Uniting Church) on the corner of Darling and Kendal Streets. The Hall is donated by the Wesley Centre.

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