Melton Foodbank will have plenty on offer to feed local families this holiday season, thanks to a recent Rotary donation.

During the annual Melton Valley Rotary club’s charity race night at Tabcorp Park in October, Melton Foodbank was among three organisations to receive $6000 each.

Melton rotarian Brendan Richards said the event raised about $18,000, which adds to more than $100,000 raised over the past seven years.

Denise Morris from Melton Foodbank said: “The Melton Foodbank doesn’t receive funding like the Salvation Army does, so donations like this go a long way.”

“This donation will go right through January, it will keep the food stock up and will help cover service costs such as gas and electricity.”

Melton Foodbank will help out 200 to 220 families across the months of December and January.

“I want to give a huge thank you to the Rotary Club for staying with us for the last 20 years. Without them we wouldn’t have survived,” Ms Morris said.

“If families are in need of help this holiday season, don’t wait too long and come visit us.”

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