HOW YOU CAN HELP
4Life Care & Training have a heart to serve those in our community, with your donations to our service
we can provide relief from poverty and help to those in need. There are many ways you can
help and support our work.
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The NSW Food Authority states that “Food that is donated or given away has certain requirements for safety and cleanliness. Organizations must ensure the food is safe to eat, and properly handled and stored.”
The Law on Donating Food
The Civil Liability Act 2002 was amended in 2005 so that businesses donating food to charitable organizations are protected from liability as long as certain safety conditions are met. The legislation stipulates protection for businesses if:
the food is donated in good faith for a charitable or benevolent purpose
the food is donated with the intention that the receiver of the food does not have to pay for the food
the food is safe to eat when it leaves the possession or control of the donor\the donor gives the charity any information it needs to ensure the ongoing safety of the food, with respect to both food handling and time limits for safe consumption.
‘Use-by’ and ‘Best Before’ Dates
Food that is marked with a ‘use-by’ date must be eaten or thrown away by that date. Charities that receive food that will pass its use-by date before distribution are urged to throw the food away.
Food marked as ‘best before’ can be sold or distributed after the date has passed, provided the food is otherwise fit to eat.
Charities that Provide Food
The NSW Food Authority and NSW Government recognize the valuable work charities, organizations and volunteers do in providing or selling food for charitable purposes.
The special roles of charities and community groups has been recognized in food laws and certain exemptions apply to help make sure these organizations can continue their valuable work in the community.
What do Volunteers Need to Know?
A number of volunteers at 4Life Care & Training Ltd have undergone a ‘Food Handling & Safety’ course to ensure that the correct protocols and procedures are followed when handling the food you receive in your parcels.
What Can You Donate?
Bakeries can donate bread, bread rolls, plain cakes, bread rolls with baked-on ham and cheese toppings.
Supermarkets can donate damaged cans and unlabeled items providing seals are not broken. Cartons that are damaged providing internal packets are not opened.
The public can donate unwanted groceries, home-grown fruit and vegetables.
More information can be accessed through: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/
Together we can help relieve poverty. And best of all! … donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
Leaving a charitable bequest in your will to 4Life Care & Training will help relieve poverty, providing living skills workshops and assist in emergencies in the Mid North Coast.
Donate to current emergency appeals eg: homelessness, bushfires. Hit our donate button for details
Partner with 4Life Care & Training to demonstrate your corporate social responsibility.
Donate money fortnightly, monthly to help put food on the table for a family in need..
We are a Donation Gift Recipient (DGR) approved, charitable, not-for-profit organization.
At 4Life Care & Training we value the contribution that our volunteers make to support our staff and help our operation run efficiently and smoothly.
Our volunteers support us in a wide range of activities, such as fundraising, providing support in the office, assisting with the collection and delivery of food, packing parcels for clients, stocking shelves, shopping and helping out at special events and other various activities within the business.
We give volunteers the opportunity of performing various duties and providing training for future job opportunities in the community.
We want our volunteers to feel they are directly contributing to the work of 4Life Care & Training.
How to Volunteer with 4Life Care & Training
Pick up an Application Pack from our office
Complete all forms in the Application Pack and return to office
After your acceptance as a volunteer:
Acceptance will be on a 3 month trial period
You will be required to read the Protocols and Procedures manual and sign off on each policy
Attend volunteer meetings
For other information on volunteering you may find
a useful website.