Boost to group’s building appeal

Food Share's Dedy Friebe receives a cheque from Chris Beks.

Food Share's Dedy Friebe receives a cheque from Chris Beks.

Warrnambool and District Food Share has been given a welcome boost in its push for a permanent home base.

More than $17,000 was raised at a recent small business event, hosted by Ceebeks Business Solutions.

Warrnambool and District Food Share is on a mission to raise about $400,000 to buy its warehouse in the city’s industrial estate.

Ceebeks principal Chris Beks said raising money for food share was an extension of the volunteer work his team already regularly undertook with the organisation.

“We’ve been corporate volunteers for the last two years,” he said.

Renowned speaker Paul Dunn was a drawcard for the business event, which Mr Beks said attracted a wide section of the community. 

Attendees and sponsors helped  raise $17,478 to go towards the appeal.

Mr Beks said the next step was to hopefully launch a crowdfunding campaign.