Grapes, rockmelon, tomatoes and bread were just some of the delicious groceries Griffith residents stocked their shopping bags with at a pop-up food drive this week.
Enough food for over 14,000 meals was handed out over the course of the drive, which was organised by Foodbank Australia and Griffith Meals on Wheels.
Among those filling up bags was Franz Crogh, who was collecting groceries for two Griffith residents unable to leave their homes.
It will help people get through at least the next week.Franz Crogh, Griffith resident
"I'm going to be delivering the groceries to people who haven't been able to leave their house," Mr Crogh said.
"I think it's just great they've put this on ... it will help people get through at least the next week."
Mr Crogh said he'd be grabbing milk, bread and other pantry essentials from the drive.
The 15 pallets of food were provided by Foodbank Australia, who organised the event following a discussion with Griffith Meals on Wheels.
Foodbank's Adam Loftus said he hoped the extra supplies would help out some families in need.
"What we've found is across Australia more and more people are finding it difficult to put food on the table," Mr Loftus said.
"Things like bill shock and unemployment are hitting people hard so we thought we'd come down to Griffith and help out."
Mr Loftus said the extra bag of groceries would hopefully "take a little bit of pressure off" and provide people facing food insecurity with one less thing to worry about - at least for a little bit.
Griffith Meals on Wheels' Tennille Valensisi described the pop-up drive as "fantastic" and a vital help to local residents struggling to make ends meet.
"We're at that time of the year when you get the big electricity bills so a lot of families are really struggling to get food on the table," Mrs Valensisi said.
"So every bag of potatoes or little bit of pumpkin really helps."
Mrs Valensisi said there has been a big increase in the number of Griffith residents needing food hampers over the past few weeks.
"We're delivering about 65 hampers every day right now, whereas previously it was between 30 and 40 a day," she said.
Earlier this year, Mrs Valensisi warned that the end of JobKeeper would result in more people needing emergency food.
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