Demand on local support services and sourcing essential items like food has become more difficult during this time.
Council is working with local agencies and providers to source and deliver food and material relief to vulnerable members of the Greater Dandenong community.
Over the past three weeks, Council has supported the distribution of 15 tonnes of food to our community, including fresh fruit, vegetables and non-perishable food.
Council is doing our best to support community members that are most in need and encourages everyone to continue to support one another during this challenging time.
View YouTube video about how Council is working hard to ensure its most vulnerable and high risk residents are looked after
The Victorian Government is providing emergency relief packages for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19.
If you need support
Greater Dandenong residents needing immediate support can call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398 and choose option 3. They will then speak to a Red Cross volunteer who has been specially trained to support people who might be distressed or anxious.
The Red Cross volunteer will connect callers with the right support or refer them to Council to connect them with local services and organisations.
Any agencies interested in contributing to Council’s material aid efforts, or residents needing further help with getting support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.