Free "supermarket" in Melbourne for helping 2000 international students a week wins praise
In order to help international students trapped in Melbourne by the new crown virus pneumonia epidemic, Foodbank Victoria opened a free "supermarket" for international students to help them tide over the difficulties.This move was welcomed by international students.
According to the Times, more than 10 international students were trapped in Melbourne after the outbreak of the new crown virus pneumonia.Due to the inability to work, many international students have encountered difficulties in their lives.
For this purpose, the Victorian Food Bank has opened a free "supermarket" in the heart of Melbourne for international students to help them solve the problem of eating.The "supermarket" is a retail stall donated by UEM Sunrise, a real estate developer, and has received support from many businesses and the Victorian government.
In the first few weeks of the opening of the free "supermarket", about 2000 international students lined up to receive food every week.Kaplan Business School (Kaplan Business School) Melbourne campus manager Fiona Henderson (Fiona Henderson) said that due to months of no work or government support, international students are under great pressure.
She said: "The international students are very grateful to the food bank for this charity, which has played an important role in helping them solve the difficulties in life during the epidemic."
Dave McNamara, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Food Bank, said the agency is very happy to provide food relief to international students in a new way to help them tide over the difficulties.
Ong Chee Wei, the director of UEM Sunrise Australia, said that the real estate industry has "a large amount of disposable resources" that can support the community in difficult times.
It is reported that the free "supermarket" will remain open until the end of December this year, and the business hours are from 12 am to 10 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.For more information, please visit foodbank.org.au/students/.