Shire do­na­tion wel­comed

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Co­bram-based Food­share was given a wel­come help­ing hand re­cently with a do­na­tion from the Moira Shire Green Team.

Moira Shire en­vi­ron­men­tal ser­vices tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer Jack Ten­nant made the pre­sen­ta­tion on be­half of the team, which meets reg­u­larly and aims to en­hance en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity knowl­edge among shire per­son­nel.

It works to foster be­havioural change that leads to im­proved en­vi­ron­men­tal out­comes and aims to as­sist Moira in lead­ing by ex­am­ple in re­gards to en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity.

De­liv­er­ing on key fo­cus ar­eas of the en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity strat­egy is also part of the team’s role.

The team meets once a month to plan en­vi­ron­men­tal ini­tia­tives within the work­place, such as lunchtime ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions and fresh pro­duce swaps.

Dur­ing the re­cent air­ing of the War on Waste se­ries and Moira Win­ter Mar­ket, staff mem­bers raised $200 for Moira Food­share.

MHA Care’s Moira Food­share and Yar­ra­wonga Op­por­tu­nity shop man­ager Robin Har­wood said the money would be used for this year’s Christ­mas ham­per pro­gram.

‘‘As part of that pro­gram, we will pur­chase Christ­mas cakes, pud­dings and jel­lies — this do­na­tion will be a big help to us,’’ Mr Har­wood said.

‘‘Ev­ery year we put to­gether be­tween 500 and 600 Christ­mas ham­pers which weigh just un­der 20 kg and they’re dis­trib­uted right through­out the re­gion, through north­ern Vic­to­ria and south­ern NSW,’’ he said.

Help­ing hand: (From left) Food­share vol­un­teer Frank Wal­lace, Moira Food­share man­ager Robin Har­wood and Moira Shire’s Jack Ten­nant.

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