While COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 mean we cannot offer our usual Sunday lunches and weekly snacks for the after-school study group in Broadmeadows, we are partnering with Banskia Gardens Community Services to provide fortnightly packages of fresh foods, groceries and necessities of life for vulnerable families and frail and elderly community members.
The Tibetan Buddhist Society has distributed more than $4,200 worth of food and groceries since this program began in April. The food and grocery parcels support people severely affected by unemployment and restrictions during the pandemic.
Thanks to the kind and diligent efforts of a volunteer, the TBS is now approved and registered to access groceries at lower prices from Foodbank, Australia’s largest food relief organisation known as ‘the pantry to the charity sector’. We are also grateful to receive regular donations of fresh food, eggs and pre-made pizzas from other sponsors supporting our community food charitable program.
This generosity from sponsors, members and students means that despite the limits imposed by COVID-19, the Tibetan Buddhist Society can continue the food program established by Geshe-la in 2009 and support around 40 families on the Banksia Gardens housing estate. Thank you to everyone contributing to make this possible.
If you would like to donate to the Society’s support of the Banksia families please click here