Cost of living crisis puts more demand on relief


Cost of living crisis puts more demand on relief

17 January 2024 Hits:0

As the cost-of-living crisis continues, bad news can dominate the news.

But even when times are tough, there are still good stories worth celebrating.

Matt’s Place community meals program is ensuring those in the community who are struggling, don’t have to do it alone.

In 2023, we served nearly 21,500 meals at Chelsea and Cheltenham and attendance jumped by 35 per cent from the previous year.

We handed out 756 hampers – a 25 per cent spike.

But what the statistics don’t show are the countless hours of conversations, points of connection, friendships forged, and tears shed by participants who finally feel listened to and supported.

All this is possible thanks to the incredible team of volunteers who contributed over 14,000 hours of their time – an increase of 42 per cent.

This year, we are open to new collaborations and possibilities to strengthen community connections and ensure these good news stories continue.


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