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May 1, 2020

Hunter’s Hill Council and the City of Ryde have partnered with Harris Farm Markets at Boronia Park to deliver 100 hampers every weekday to help those most in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The free hampers are part of Harris Farm Markets’ 100 Box Program and include fresh produce and vital food items to be distributed to vulnerable communities throughout Hunters Hill and the City of Ryde.

Both councils have been working with local community organisations this week to distribute the Harris Farm Markets’ hampers. Organisations which received the hampers include:

  • CASS Group for seniors from CALD backgrounds
  • Link Housing. The Salvation Army will include the hampers in the care packages it currently provides to Link Housing tenants
  • Macquarie University for international students
  • North Ryde Community Aid for senior citizens and financially disadvantaged community members
  • Relationships Australia for disadvantaged families
  • Resolution Community Services for newly arrived migrants, refugees and people impacted by domestic violence
  • Sydney Community Services for disabled and vulnerable members of the community

Hunter’s Hill Council Mayor, Clr Mark Bennett, said the 100 hampers would help many within the community who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has been significant and far-reaching throughout our community, and the delivery of these hampers will help those experiencing hardship during this challenging time,” Clr Bennett said.

“I would like to thank Harris Farm Markets for its extreme generosity. It is one of the many organisations that goes above and beyond to help those most in need in both Hunters Hill and the City of Ryde.

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, also thanked Harris Farm Markets for providing the hampers.

“Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been extremely heartening to see businesses and residents in the Ryde and Hunters Hill communities come together to help those who need assistance,” Clr Laxale said.

“In thanking Harris Farm Markets I would also like to thank Hunter’s Hill Council for partnering with the City of Ryde to ensure the hampers reach those who need them the most.”

Pictured (left to right): Hunters Hill Mayor Mark Bennett and City of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale.

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