Community Support

Food/Material Support

Community Support assists individuals and families who are experiencing sudden or temporary crisis in their lives.

Typically this involves situations where circumstances have converged to critically impact the resources necessary to buy household food, pay bills or meet other essential needs or obligations. We offer this service for those living in the following areas: Chirnside Park, Mooroolbark, Lilydale, Kilsyth, Coldstream, Silvan, Montrose, Mt Evelyn, Wandin, Wandin North, Seville, Seville East and Kalorama.

DCC primarily provides emergency food parcels and other basic essential services to those in our community who have a temporary crisis OR hold a health care or similar card. We provide a limited number of Telstra phone vouchers, pharmacy vouchers, advocacy with creditors, and referrals for specialist budgeting advice.

We also offer additional services such as mentoring, NIL’s loans and life programs that focus on each client’s holistic well-being. We work hard at giving a ‘hand up’ rather than just a ‘hand out’.

We thank Foodbank, Rotary, SecondBite, Besen Family Foundation and various local schools and organisations for their generous financial and food support.