LET­TERS TO THE EDI­TOR

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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

Dear Sir,

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!

Jenny Pow­ell

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