Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare invitation to Josh Frydenberg receives standard letter in reply

A BORDER food charity will look to its federal MPs for support after receiving “the minimum response” from Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg.

Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare last month invited Mr Frydenberg to visit its facility and learn more about its operations after he announced funding that went only to metropolitan groups. 

FoodShare manager Peter Matthews said a standard department letter had been sent in reply.

“We just feel that regional-based organisations miss out,” he said.

“We’re just looking for a bit of equity for regional organisations providing food to those in our community who don’t have food or are running out of food.”

“Essentially that’s the basic tenet on which we approached the minister and the minister just sent a stock response that there’s no funding at the moment.”

Mr Matthews said FoodShare had instead spoken to Indi MP Cathy McGowan and Member for Farrer Sussan Ley about future funding avenues.

“We just need to co-ordinate their joint effort on our behalf,” he said.

“They’re keen to help us and that’s great.”