Carevan one of the best | Editorial

THE highly successful Carevan program will introduce a weekly service to Wodonga tonight, providing hot meals, fruit and hot and cold drinks to those who struggle to feed themselves.

For the past four years, Carevan has operated four nights a week in Albury, serving up meals and providing other food, toiletry packs and street swags to the disadvantaged and homeless.

The van now serves more than 300 meals a week and with the addition of the Wodonga service, that number will climb to 500 meals a week by the end of the year.

Carevan relies on regular fund-raising and donations from the wider community to continue to provide food to the needy.

Equally important are the 400 volunteers who are rostered monthly to serve the food in shifts and who take the time to engage with those who visit the van.

The Carevan concept was developed here on the Border and it’s a program our region should be proud of, with food sourced through Albury Wodonga Regional Food Share and prepared by Border secondary students through the Kids Cooking and Caring program.

All of those involved in Carevan ought to take a bow and receive the community’s thanks for caring for others.