ADRA’s Plenty Valley Community Care Centre is run by volunteers from the local Seventh-day Adventist Church and the community. We work in partnership with the council’s emergency relief network to provide timely food provisions for families and individuals in crisis. This service caters for food intolerances, cultural preferences, access difficulties and specific needs with some flexibility to suit all clients’ circumstances.
ADRA’s wellbeing to well-giving focus promotes a healthy lifestyle. We are the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church which has a strong focus on health. Our clients state that they enjoy an ADRA food parcel and/or meal as the food is fresh, caters for intolerances, nutrient dense and resembles a home cooked meal.
“I have noticed that many recipients of our food hampers have never before had to ask for help. They’ve found asking for help hard, but also challenging finding out where and who they can ask for help from.
COVID-19 unemployment or underemployment has had the most impact with families, asylum seekers and international university students being the most affected.
Why do I help ADRA? Giving food is an easy job but it’s just one way to be Jesus’ hands and feet, and to show people that we care about them!”