UFS Dispensaries Ltd. is donating a total of $50,000 to emergency relief services to support those in the community affected by the pandemic, with a focus on those who are currently most in need. The total $50,000 donation is being allocated to several organisations across all areas where UFS operates, including:

  • Rural Australians for Refugees, Ballarat
  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  • Uniting Ballarat
  • Anglicare Ballarat
  • St Vincent de Paul, Ballarat
  • Salvation Army, Ballarat
  • Combined Churches Caring Melton
  • The Neighbour’s Place Bacchus Marsh
  • Beaufort Food Pantry
  • Gisborne Community Care Foodbank
  • Salvation Army Doorways Program, Coburg
  • Foodbank
  • Red Cross

Ms Lynne McLennan, Chief Executive Officer of UFS Dispensaries said “We are doing this because there are families who are not eligible for the government’s pandemic safety net payments who are not able to work, and have no means at all of putting food on the table, or paying their rent.

“Food and housing are basic human needs that are essential for good mental and physical health. It’s more important than ever now to support these members of our community to ensure they can maintain good health.”

In acknowledging the $10,000 donation to Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR), David MacPhail, OAM, of RAR Ballarat said “we take this support as acknowledgment of the ideals we share with UFS to use our skills and resources where we can to the benefit of the broader community.”