“Shaz is an absolute god send and needs to be commended for the fantastic work and services she provides”

Hi my name is Bill Eleftheriadis. My wife fell Ill a couple of years ago, due to her illness I had to stop working. Our finances suffered as a result and so did every aspect of our life.
We received support from the Salvation Army but got to the point where we had nothing to feed our kids. This was putting immense stress on myself and added to my wife’s illness.

We went to Centrelink and were referred to NEED A FEED.
When Shaz, from NEED A FEED, contacted me I was in two minds because I had never met someone so generous and genuine in all my life.

After our few meetings I haven’t ever had to worry about food being in the house and my children going without.

Shaz is considered a part of my family with all the help she has given us. She is an absolute god send and needs to be commended for the fantastic work and services she provides to people that are struggling, even in this day of age. Shaz it is an absolute pleasure to know and have met you and to have your ongoing support for my family.

She didn’t know us or our circumstances, all she knew was that we were in need being that desperate is completely humiliating but meeting someone as giving, caring and passionate about helping people as Shaz is utterly humbling, she gives without thought or expectation of reciprocation, and when I say gives I mean GIVES!!!! For a family of six she gave us enough food to last us close to a month.
The best thing about Shaz though, she really does care about those that she helps its always wonderful to hear from her.

Shaz, you are one in a million rare gift who helps people because you choose to not because you have to you are a living angel.
You give from the heart and that’s why you will always have a place in my heart Bills heart and the heart of those you have touched.
Thank you.

God Bless you and your family.
Bill Eleftheriadis

“Hi I just wanted to share few words with you about the wonderful Shaz and the phenomenal work she is doing”

My name is Reggae, I am a wife, a mother and have brain tumors with nasty side effects.

I suffer from severe epilepsy, horrendous migraines, 65% blindness and partial paralysis.
This is how we ended up from being a middle class family with everything we wanted and needed and a little nest egg on the side for a rainy day to being on disability and carers payments.

Unfortunately as with 90% of all families these days, any income, be it from a job or from centrelink, it simply doesn’t cover the cost of living. Once you’ve paid your rent or mortgage, a decision has to be made as to whether you pay a bill, put petrol in your car or buy groceries.
The shame is very little money is left over for any of those and being on disability, its fortnight to fortnight not week to week. Never before had we been in this situation, never before had we been this desperate, never before had we not been able to feed our children.

Please forgive the cliché, but we were looking down a long lonely twisted dark tunnel, feeling so utterly helpless.
Then Shaz turned up on our door step, the metaphorical shining light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you so much.
Reggae Eleftheriadis

Recently my 18month old daughter and I were in an automobile accident.

My two young daughters and I were attending a kids activity class.
A car unexpectedly drove into the building we were inside.

We suffered some injuries and were in hospital. Once returning home from hospital we were at a loss for words to discover that our friends had created a food roster to help us during recovery.
What a blessing!!!
We could not be more grateful for the help this provided during a rough time; one less worry!
And of course feeding my family is one of the biggest priorities:)

Need a Feed were so amazing by donating a large box of goods to distribute amongst the people on the roster to use for cooking. There were even many items left over just for us to put onto the shelves of our cupboard.

I have never felt so loved and supported in our community. I think it is amazing that we have such extraordinary community programs such as Need a Feed. I am happy to help Need a Feed in any way at any time- so appreciative for what we have been given during a time of need.

A BIG Thank You to everyone at Need A Feed and to all our friends!
Thank you for sharing the love xoxo

Cheers
Stacey