WARRNAMBOOL and district Foodshare is preparing to deliver 15 tonnes of food a month during spring and summer.
The charity has averaged about 11 tonnes of food a month during the COVID-19 pandemic with a strong focus on bulk food deliveries to Hamilton, Heywood and Portland.
Foodshare executive officer Dedy Friebe said agencies such as Brophy Family and Youth Services and Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative were beginning to access food hampers again with the easing of restrictions.
"We're expecting to go to 15 tonnes a month over spring and summer," he said.
"Particularly around Christmas."
Mr Friebe said they had been stocking up on staples such as pasta and rice in anticipation of the spike.
"We're willing and ready to go," he said.
"The whole thing with this pandemic is the uncertainty, we don't know what will happen. But we can be prepared."
According to Foodbank's annual report the demand for food relief is up and the organisation believes it has not yet seen "peak hunger in the COVID-19 crisis.
Foodbank Victoria chief executive officer Dave McNamara said this year's report emphasised that COVID-19 was having a profound effect on Victorians.
"Alarmingly, the data shows that almost a third of Victorians seeking food relief had never needed food assistance before COVID-19," he said.
"Many hardworking Victorians are now in situations they never anticipated, wondering how they are going to make ends meet, and how they are going to put food on the table."
According to the report more than one in three food insecure Victorians receiving benefits don't know how they will cope or worse, expect they will not cope well at all when JobKeeper and JobSeeker are rolled back.
Nationally, younger Australians are being hit hardest by COVID-19, with the report finding 65 per cent of food insecure 18 to 25-year-olds were going without food at least once a week due to the pandemic.
The report also found 59 per cent of food insecure Victorians skip a meal at least once a week, 44 per cent run out of food and cannot afford to buy more at least once a week.