LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
purse strings will have the final say. Similarly, the same will apply to the building of a new bridge. Local and state governments can have their ‘two bobs worth’, but at the end of the day the federal government will stump up the majority of the required money, ergo, they will have a major input.
There is not much joy for the average punter in dealing with any form of government, but if it cannot be avoided, get to the top as quickly as possible, lest the lower levels muddy the waters even further. Andrew Collins
A big thankyou
We would like to say a big thank you to Yarrawonga residents for their incredible support of Foodbank this winter through the Woolworths winter fundraising appeal.
With demand for food relief outstripping supply, you have significantly helped warmup winter for some of the most vulnerable people in the community.
16 years and 16 million kilograms of food donated - that is the equivalent to over 30 million meals donated to Foodbank by Woolworths since our partnership began in 2002.
And this winter, thanks to Woolworths customers, that number is growing even larger, providing much needed help to some of the 3.2 million Australians who require food relief assistance each year.
By generously adding so many $2 Foodbank tokens to shopping trolleys, Yarrawonga residents helped us reach our national goal of providing 762,948 meals to Australian families in need. With each $2 token enabling Foodbank to provide four warming meals, Victoria contributed 114,340 meals. With 40% of food insecure households families having dependent children, the funds raised during the winter appeal have helped struggling families make ends meet.
Thank you once again for your generosity at a time of year when families most desperately need assistance. Woolworths’ aim of supporting the growing need for hunger relief and helping feed millions of Australians in need would not have been possible without your support. Woolworths Yarrawonga Central Store Manager, Toby Finegan
I was appalled to hear of the dismissal of Mr Robin Harwood, Manager of the Yarrawonga Op-Shop, Yarrawonga Foodshare and the Cobram Foodshare, alongside his Assistant Manager Ms Lynne Manktelow.
My husband has volunteered for Robin and Lynne the last nine years since they started the first community op-shop in Hovell Street. You would not find a more dedicated and hardworking pair than Robin and Lynne, and from a small beginning the op-shop has grown every year into a thriving concern, which has ploughed money back into our community in numerous ways.
I just hope that this matter can be settled amicably, and that the op-shop can continue its great work of supporting the various and numerous concerns in our community, that it was set up to do!