New FoodHut and Community Hub: NationsHeart, Belconnen
With everyday living expenses like rent, electricity and fuel on the rise, the need for access to free and affordable grocery items is rapidly growing. NationsHeart Christian Community is responding to that need by operating a FoodHut stocked with donated and rescued food and grocery items.
For the past 12 years the FoodHut has operated out of an old transportable building which due to its age and condition has now been demolished. This year the FoodHut has been moved temporarily into a small room in the church building, which only provides around a third of the shelf space previously available.
NationsHeart are fundraising for a new purpose built Community Hub. The Hub will allow more space and greater accessibility for the FoodHut and flexibility for other community connections to grow.
Other than providing grocery items, the FoodHut is also a community that fosters value and belonging. Many of the volunteers are people who originally came for help, and decided to give back by helping others. One of them, Wally Harrison, has even become one of our managers – read his story here.
The FoodHut receives no government support and is staffed completely by volunteers. Around 100 people are supported each year, either as regular members or in crisis response through vouchers or hampers.
Help us get our new Hub off the ground. Donations of around $90,000 have already been given towards the project – which is estimated to cost around $150,000.
You can make a one-off donation, or sign up to give on a monthly basis during the appeal.