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Fresh food supplies
For anyone in need of fresh food supplies, a hearty home cooked meal, a food parcel for your family or a neighbour, or just a friendly face, pop in and see Sallie and team at the Daylesford Good Grub Club. They currently have food parcels, fresh produce, breads, home made jams and lots more to help tide you over. The Daylesford Good Grub Club operates out of the Uniting Church, Central Springs Road, Daylesford on Tues Morning and Thurs afternoon. You can contact them on 0475 430 326. Alternatively, if you support their work and would like to help but can’t help out physically, why not make a small donation? Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Bank details are:
CBA: Good Grub Club Daylesford
Eating at home with the local restaurants
Want to eat out – but you can’t? Why not eat “in” at home and support our local businesses! During this lockdown period, many of our local restaurants and cafes are finding new ways to keep busy and stay connected with their customers. A few clever people have put their heads together recently and come up with the new Local’s Declare website. It’s a great resource and the listings on offer, will help you to access all of the wonderful produce, food, wine, beverages and services that you know and love – from the comfort of home. you time you order in – or get take-away, you’ll be supporting these businesses to survive and your local community to remain strong and resilient. Well done to all involved with Locals Declare! www.localsdeclare.com
During these uncertain times we thought it would be useful to post some links or phone number to official sources.
- Job Keeper Payment info
- Information on Corona Virus
- ATO Information about Working from Home
- Information for low income families
- MyGov the Hub where you can link all your Centrelink, Medicare, ATO information
- Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 020 080
- Central Highlands Rural Health: Meals on Wheels 5345 9750.
Things are still happening
For a town in lock-down, there’s still a lot going on! Don’t forget to keep in touch. If you need us for anything, our staff will be available to assist you during our regular office hours of 9am-4pm Mon-Thur, or 9am-1pm Friday. People can also message us on FB or send emails as normal. Spatial distancing doesn’t mean total isolation.
In the meantime, take care and enjoy the blue sky and sunshine!
DNC Management and Staff