September 22, 2023 10:31 am in by

Picture: Loaves and Fishes CEO Andrew Hiller, Senator Anne Urquhart, Federal Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth and Tasmanian Minister for Disability Services Jo Palmer, unveiling a plaque to mark Loves and Fishes taking over ownership of the Devonport wharehouse.

Devonport-based food relief not-for-profit Loaves and Fishes has received a boost from the Federal Government, through a grant of $1.3 million.

The grant will allow the agency to purchase the Devonport building it has been renting for the past five years, saving considerable funds which can now be directed to its core activity.

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Through its two kitchens in Devonport and Rokeby in the South of the state, Loaves and Fishes provides meals and fresh produce to more than 300 community centres across the state every week, in addition to 7300 school lunches a week including schools at Devonport, Yolla, Rosebery, Queenstown and Smithton.

Tasmanian Senator Anne Urquhart says the funding will assure the future of Loaves and Fishes.