Lockdown can prove a tough time for most people, never mind for those who are isolating or are struggling to access support or groceries.
But several local community groups are putting the call out to help those who may be in need of assistance.
The Rotary Club of Brisbane Water is offering to buy and deliver groceries to the door of individuals who may not have computer or travel access.
Club president, Cherie Simpson, said not everyone can do the ‘click and collect’ system of supermarket delivery.
“There are people living alone who do not have people who can shop for them, and they are the people we want to help,” Simpson said.
“Not everyone can order online or pay by card.
“It was after talking to a few people in the community that we realised there is this need – perhaps not a huge one, but it is there.”
Services involve a small supermarket shop up to the value of $200 or pharmacy pick-up, with the recipient to pay the exact total in cash in plastic zip lock bags to be COVID-safe.
Simpson said safety will come first, with deliverers to be masked up and wearing gloves.
Individuals who need this service can email the club on email@example.com or by calling 0405 714 289.
Community charity Killy Cares is also offering their assistance to members of the community who may be struggling in isolation.
Their volunteers are offering free confidential support for locals – providing meals, grocery shopping, helping those travel to COVID vaccinations or just for a friendly walk or chat.
This service can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0414 241 005.
For any other community organisations who are providing support to locals, and wish to get the call out, please reach out to Central Coast Newspapers by emailing email@example.com with your organisation’s details.
Media statement, July 25
Rotary Club of Brisbane Water