MCM is among many not-for-profits benefiting from the generosity of big businesses who are giving food and other essential items at a time when demand on community services organisations is at an all-time high.
MCM has been one of the recipients of the RACV’s emergency goods and assist service. Meals prepared and packaged at the RACV City Club kitchen have been delivered to MCM refuges by RACV employees.
So far, the RACV emergency and goods and assist service has delivered more than 18,000 meals to vulnerable communities across Victoria affected by COVID-19, as community services struggle to cope with increased demand and fewer volunteers.
The Parliament House kitchen has also been providing meals for vulnerable members of the community – over 175,000 meals have been donated to organisations experiencing higher demand during the COVID-19 health crisis, including MCM.
We also received an incredible donation of 166,000 facemasks from one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, Uniqlo. It was so generous that MCM was able to share and distribute masks to 27 other not-for-profit organisations, supporting the wider sector in helping to keep us all safe.
A Uniqlo spokesperson said: "While it is crucial that healthcare workers have access to masks in their efforts to overcome COVID-19, we also believe it is important to provide masks to state disaster respondents and community volunteers from these not-for-profit organisations, who are helping those left most vulnerable during this crisis.
UNIQLO wishes to recognise the men and women who are selflessly providing care and assistance to those in need throughout this period and we are exploring avenues to provide continued support."