'Fairfield is about family and community spirit'

'Fairfield is about family and community spirit'

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said council-run childcare centre kitchens will cook up to 1000 meals per day from nine centre kitchens for members of the community facing hardship during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Council's early education and care services staff will prepare a range of meals including cultural, vegetarian and pureed for children for residents who are isolated, disadvantaged or have no support.

Council is working with The Parks Network Inc, Community First Step, CORE Community Services and Woodville Alliance to distribute the meals.

"Fairfield is about family and community spirit, it's in our nature to lend a helping hand to others in need," Mr Carbone said.

"This program will utilise the skills of council's staff to prepare meals that cater for different multicultural groups.

"Throughout this pandemic we have ensured that residents are still connected with their community and have the resources they need to link them to services if required, such as through the Mayor's Wellbeing Register.

"While we want to ensure that people stay home and do the right thing, we know some of our residents live alone and don't have family and friends that live close by that can check in on them, and we want to make sure that they are being looked after."