2022 07 news christmas in julyA hearty band of visitors raised $2250 for Feed Me Bellarine at the Portarlington Golf Club on Saturday night.

With weather befitting the club’s Christmas in July theme, chief executive Michael Phillips was delighted with such a strong turnout for the charity event.

“With everything that has been going on, we were thrilled to see so many people buy a ticket for such a worthy cause in Feed Me Bellarine,” Phillips said.
“It was very much something we wanted to do for our local charity and we hope to expand on it in future years and make it something of an annual celebration around the clubhouse.”

Almost 100 guests partook in a three-course meal and took in the great vocals of duo Cam and Christian, all in the name of community fundraising.
Feed Me Bellarine chief executive Lana Purcell was humbled to receive the donation.

“Things rarely slow down for us since we started, but this is a particularly important time of the year for us in the cold weather we’ve been experiencing,” Purcell said.

“So we’re absolutely thrilled that so many great community-minded people came out to share an evening and help us out so much.

“Our hearty thanks to the members at Portarlington Golf Club and those in the area who came along to support the night.”

Feed Me Bellarine is a community food project that collects spare food and excess produce and shares it with people who need it most.

In the past decade, it has provided more than 800,000 meals and saved more than one million kilograms of food from landfill.
More than $1.3million of donations has been raised to help the concept thrive and expand.