The Federal Liberal Government has pledged $1.5 million to Loaves and Fishes to support the ongoing commitment of the Tasmanian Liberal Government.
Loaves and Fishes is Tasmania’s largest state-wide food relief distributor, collecting and distributing more than 800,000 kilograms of fresh produce and over 250,000 ready-to-eat meals per year.
The partnership between Federal and Tasmanian Liberal governments will help ensure the long term sustainability of Loaves and Fishes Tasmania as they support the establishment of resilient food secure communities across Tasmania.
Liberal Senator for Tasmania Jonno Duniam said that Loaves and Fishes provides a critical service to Tasmanians and the Liberals were backing that in.
“The Liberals know that many in our community are doing it tough at the moment, and this investment will help to ensure those who need it most continue to receive the vital services provided by Loaves and Fishes,” Senator Duniam said.
“This investment will secure Loaves and Fishes’ operations by improving its facilities and allowing it to provide more training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged Tasmanians.
“Investments in organisations like this are only made possible by having a strong economy, and that is exactly what the Liberals have delivered.”
Liberal Member for Braddon Gavin Pearce said that supporting important local services was all part of his plan for north-west Tasmania.
“Ensuring the future of Loaves and Fishes and extending its reach is great for our community,” Mr Pearce said.
“We look after each other in the north-west, and the work that this organisation does is a great example of our community pulling together to help those who need it.
“I am proud to have delivered this investment for the north-west, and it is a great example of what a partnership between the Federal and Tasmanian Liberal governments can deliver for our community.”
Only the Liberals can be trusted to keep the economy strong and secure a stronger future for Tasmania.