A GROUP which regularly spends time on two wheels has helped another buy four wheels.
The Warrnambool Lattes cycling group handed Warrnambool and District Food Share a cheque for $16,300, which has helped buy a new delivery van for the charity.
Lattes representative Shane Wilson said the group was compelled to raise the money after seeing Food Share featured in a story in The Standard last year.
“We like to support local groups to buy things that will help them support the rest of the community,” he said.
“We raised it with all sorts of events, things like a movie night, a barbecue at Bunnings and with contributions from local businesses. Fishtales Cafe made a big contribution and so did McCarthy Catering. We had about 20 businesses chip in.”
The new van was delivered earlier this year and Warrnambool Food Share executive officer Dedy Friebe said the donation from the Warrnambool Lattes cycling group, along with support from Western District Employment Access, Moyne Shire, Norton Ford and the philanthropic foundations of Ray and Joyce Uebergang, Ern Hartley and Gwen and Edna Jones had funded the purchase.