Warrnambool Food Share executive officer Dedy Friebe has praised the south-west community for their recent donations.
Last week Mr Friebe said the food distributor would be in a dire state without increased donations and today he reported around 300 kilograms of food had been donated every day.
"From last week I said we'd be needing support with ongoing donations and we've had really good responses," Mr Friebe said.
"On top of the food donations we've been given generous amounts of money to buy food.
"The next part for us will be trying to cope as we move into more modifications with how many people we have helping out because of distancing rules."
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Mr Friebe said there would be limited numbers working at the Harrington Road warehouse but there would be extra after-hour shifts for workers to keep up with demand.
Food Share is also making emergency grocery packs for south-west agencies to distribute to those less-fortunate. These agencies include Anglicare, the Salvation Army, Brophy and the Uniting Churches across the district.
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, Food Share has been cut-off from supplies from Foodbank in Melbourne and is therefore relying solely on south-west contributions.
"The emergency packs have around 10 kilograms of food which will last people a couple of days," Mr Friebe said.
"We have already sent a number of these out for agencies to deliver to their clients for additional food.
"We're making up over 30 hampers a day and our supplies for these are only made possible by the community."
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During the week, president of Murray2Moyne donated 112 kilograms of snack pack sultanas and muesli bars from relay sponsors Sunbeam Foods and Carman's Kitchen from its cancelled event.
Food Share still needs the community to rally behind it to continue delivering food to the less-fortunate. Food is best donated directly to the warehouse at 24A Harrington Road and money donations can be made through warrnambooldfs.org.au
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