Student, Annebelle, Organises Food Parcels
Families of Yarrabilba who were doing it tough, found things a little tougher with the loss of income due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Third year Griffith University Social Work Student, Annebelle Cleland, has been researching emergency relief as part of her placement with the Yarrabilba Community Association, and through this has had the opportunity to hear first-hand just how tough it’s been.
Aside from the struggles, Annebelle has also had the opportunity to work with amazing locals who have taken it upon themselves to establish food pantries, and deliver food parcels to those in need. Through her research, Annebelle also connected with the Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre (KENG) to see how they deliver emergency relief from their centre, and as a result of that visit, Jo from KENG offered to visit Yarrabilba to deliver emergency food parcels to the community.
Annebelle said she has been busy co-ordinating the food relief day with KENG and the Yarrabilba Community Association, adding “We are all so excited to have this opportunity and be able to see the obvious need that exists in Yarrabilba for emergency relief.”