• Do you like to help others?

    Become a LinC volunteer and make a difference in someone’s life.

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  • Hardship can affect everyone

    Your donation can make a difference

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  • Fresh food programs in three convenient locations

    LinC provides fresh food to Yarra Junction, Millgrove and Woori Yallock. We are open duirng COVID.

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  • “The best thing is suppling fresh veggies to people who can’t afford them. I like to see the smile on people’s faces when they come in and see the food. I just enjoy doing it.” Jock – LinC Volunteer

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  • Not sure what to do?

    We’re here to help you get back on track.

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  • Can’t pay your bills?

    We can help you right now and prepare you for the future.

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  • Do you need help getting around?

    LinC provides community transport for locals needing support.

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  • “I don’t take very much as I don’t like throwing anything away. I grow veggies myself anyway. All those things make a difference. It’s as much to come down and have a cup of coffee and a chat more than anything.”
    Michael – Millgrove – commenting on the LinC Food Program

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  • “It’s helped me like you wouldn’t believe. Being disabled and on a pension it’s a battle to eat fresh. I regularly have up to five grand children staying with me to support my son and it it wasn’t for Second Bite and LinC I’d have no way of living at all.” Vicki Bover

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Established in 1992, LinC Yarra Valley is a network of local churches that work together to assist the community in practical ways. Our dedicated volunteers support their local community by providing food, meals, money management training, referrals and community transport for those in need.

Community

LinC is the local church in action and is a network of fifteen churches sharing resources and working together.

Team

The dedicated team at LinC are committed to providing local practical support for people living in the Upper Yarra Valley and Mooroolbark.

Care

LinC is committed to serving people experiencing hardship as a channel of unconditional love and compassion.

How can we assist you?

Our services have assisted thousands of people for nearly 30 years, by providing practical support for vulnerable people.

Community Transport – we can help you get there

Getting around can be hard in the Upper Yarra Valley.  Our Community Transport provides surety in an area where taxis are rare and bus services are infrequent.

Fresh Food Programs – your health is important to us

Our free weekly fresh food programs are conveniently located in Yarra Junction, Millgrove and Woori Yallock.  Fresh food box delivery is available.

Fresh Start – We’re here to help

We help ordinary people having a tough time.  Whether you need groceries, a meal, petrol or a chat, we’re here to help.

Money management – Get the support you need

Are you finding it hard to stay on top of it all, when it comes to paying your your bills? Our bills, budget or CAP assistance programs might be the answer!  We can also refer you to free financial counselling to support you to eliminate debt.  We provide you with the support you need to get back on track and then stay there.

What people say about us

See what people in the community and our volunteers have to stay about LinC

“We started off as customers. It was a massive help to the fortnightly budget. Luckily we were asked to be volunteers and the benefits from that is the company and the people we meet each week.”

Vicki Meldrum
Vicki MeldrumFresh Food Volunteer - LinC

“It’s really helped me quite a lot because, we’re on a pension and we don’t have a lot of money to spend on food. I’ve got two young kids and they cost a lot of money for school, camps and school uniforms so we can’t really afford to buy a lot of fresh food.”

Robert Hall
Robert HallFresh Food Program Volunteer - LinC

“It’s been amazing. I come every week. I’ve got three young kids, I’m a single mum and between this and the pantry items I get from the Redwood Centre and the little church (All Saints), I think it saves me around $300 every fortnight.”

Carmen Killoran Bulmer
Carmen Killoran Bulmer

“It’s helped me with my budgeting.  I don’t have to buy so much. I’m recently retired and on a small pension and it really helps me get through the week. It also helps me eat a lot healthier.”

Celeste Walker
Celeste Walker

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Volunteering – it’s all about you, because it’s all about them!

I was sitting at home worrying about the usual first-world things – you know, debt, offspring, mortgage, work, where my next quid was coming from – and the solution hit me like the proverbial bolt of lightning: do something for someone else! It sounds counter-intuitive, and it certainly goes against all the doctrines of “success” […]