Those in mandatory self-isolation in Victoria who have little to no food and no access to support from friends or family will be eligible to receive emergency relief packages. Packages will include 2 weeks of food and essential items.
The Victorian Government has introduced an emergency relief program in coordination with the Red Cross and Foodbank Victoria. The program will support those in mandatory self-isolation due to Coronavirus with little or no food and no support network of friends or family to assist. Each eligible household will receive a two-week supply of essential goods.
Food packages will include items such as long-life milk, pasta, cereal, canned vegetables and sugar. Personal care packages will also be distributed to eligible households and include soap, toothpaste and deodorant. Additional items may also be provided depending on the needs of the household, such as nappies or baby formula.
The packages will be delivered door-to-door, with other distribution points to be established as required. For people who are not eligible for the emergency relief packages, they are encouraged to be self-reliant and call on the help of family and friends wherever possible during the current pandemic.
The emergency relief program for those in mandatory self-isolation will be coordinated by the Red Cross in partnership with Foodbank Victoria and under the direction of the State Relief Coordinator.
Those who are in mandatory self-isolation who have little or no food and no network of family and friends to support them will be eligible to receive supplies.
Food and essentials deliveries will begin from 23 March 2020.
The emergency relief packages can be accessed by calling Victorias dedicated Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
Links to Government Resources
Links to further information
The Victorian Government has implemented a program with Red Cross and Foodbank Australia to provide 2 weeks of food and essentials to those in mandatory self-isolation who don’t have a support network to assist them.
Emergency relief packages will be supplied to those in mandatory self-isolation who have little or no food and no support network to assist them.
Call Victoria’s dedicated Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398. Emergency relief packages including 2 weeks of supplies will be delivered to your door.