Community Care

The Link Community Care - Our Response to Covid-19

The Link Community Care has a consistent and strong history of helping and serving those on the Northern Beaches in most need. Now because of Covid-19, the need for our services has grown exponentially. Please find below two programs that are currently active to assist individuals & families within our community. If you would like to access these programs please find the locations and times below. If you would like to support these programs please see information below on ways to donate and volunteer.

CareHamper

CAREHAMPER runs at The Link Community Care Warehouse 6/3 Vuko Place, Warriewood from 3pm-5pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is a drive-through service - pull up in front of Unit 6 and please stay in your car, we will bring your hamper to you. Pre-orders are preferred - you can do so below. Delivery is still available on Fridays, but pickup is preferred. Deliveries on other days can be organised for special cases.

Need help with a hamper of staple groceries and a cooked meal, what about a family member or friend? Maybe an elderly relative or neighbour?

The Link is partnering with Pittwater RSL to help those in most need on the Northern Beaches during this challenging time. The program is called ‘CAREHAMPER’ and provides people staple groceries, bread and a cooked meal professionally prepared by Pittwater RSL chefs. The ‘CAREHAMPER’ has a value of over $60 and is being made available for a $10 service and handling fee.

We are delighted to be able to continue to offer this service! If you have any questions, call us on (02) 9999 0475 or email info@link.org.au.

PRE-ORDER A CAREHAMPER

You can pre-order here to reserve a CAREHAMPER (and assist our chefs) to be ready for PICKUP. We can also DELIVER to the most vulnerable or to those unable to leave their home.

FoodCare

FOODCARE provides affordable groceries, fruit and vegetables at a low recovery fee. Services can be accessed by any holder of a Centrelink benefit card – registration is conducted at the location and secondary identification (eg. drivers licence) will be required.

Cromer Community Centre
150 Fisher Road North, Cromer (next to James Morgan Reserve) (map)
Open every Friday (except public holidays), 10am-1pm

Mobile Food Care Service
We have a refrigerated van that takes our service to people that can't get to us. It's on the road now - head to the Link Community Care Facebook page to see where our Mobile Food Care service will be, and for all the latest updates.

Lunchbox

We have finished our Lunchbox initiative, as Pittwater Sports Centre will be reopening outdoor soon - check out their socials to stay up to date. For a month, 40-60 lunches a day on average were distributed - that’s over 1500 lunches to support the community during this time! Well done to everyone who has been involved with this initiative.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

DONATE DOLLARS

While we rely heavily on our valued volunteers to run these programs, our services are being stretched to unprecedented levels. It’s vital we maintain this service as the need on the Northern Beaches is greater than ever, this will necessitate the raising of funds every week over the coming months to support the daily running of these programs.

We know from our 10-year experience of running the food programs that your support in funding this project will be a blessing to those on the Northern Beaches who’ve been affected by Covid-19.

We would greatly appreciate your financial support during this challenging time to help us deliver these programs to those members of the Northern Beaches Community in most need. All donations over $10 are tax deductible. Click the "Donate" button below, or by Direct Debit:



Or via direct debit:

The Link Community Care Gift Fund | BSB 06 2205 | Account 1041 1111.

 

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DONATE STAPLES

The donating of staples (non perishable groceries) would assist greatly in order to fill our CAREHAMPERS. Next time you at the shops you could purchase an item or two extra and drop them off at Pittwater RSL between 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday.

Staples like spreads e.g jam, pasta, rice, cereals, canned tomatoes, bake beans and the like.

 

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VOLUNTEER

It’s one thing to initiate programs to help our community on the Northern Beaches, but none of it happens without the support of people like you. Volunteers are vital to the success of these program and the team at The Link Community Care is very grateful for the time you can devote.

Our core values at The Link Community Care are around providing direct relief from poverty, suffering, misfortune and distress to those on the Northern Beaches. Your decision to contact us with a view to volunteering ensures we continue to work towards fulfilling those values.

To sign up and volunteer at any of our community programs: #CAREHAMPER or #FOODCARE please click on the SignUp button below.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Important criteria

Slowing the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is our top priority and that means it is more important than ever that we follow health guidelines. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety the following individuals we are unable to accept as volunteers:

  • aged over 70
  • aged over 60 with an existing health condition
  • Indigenous Australians aged over 50 with an existing health condition.

All volunteers must also be:

  • aged over 16
  • willing to undergo a period of training
  • willing to provide personal identification and/or driver’s licence to be kept on record
  • willing to undergo a Criminal Record Check
  • willing to follow strict hygiene and social distancing practices to protect the safety of clients
  • patient and understanding with others and with strict procedures.

When attending our sites please wear enclosed shoes. We will provide vests, gloves, masks and sanitiser.

Link Community Care

The object of Link Community Care is to provide direct relief from poverty, suffering, misfortune and distress on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and surrounding communities in NSW and Australia.

Our purpose is to provide assistance to families suffering hardship or distress through the provision of:
– Crisis / emergency counselling for grief, violence, loneliness, etc.
– Community Food Care distribution
– Emergency relief
– Emergency accommodation for homeless and low income earners.

For more information, check our facebook pageemail us or call us on (02) 9999 0475.

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