The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Mount Alexander Shire local community has been particularly felt by those in hospitality, tourism, artistic communities and those already experiencing disadvantage. People were suddenly unemployed and food security became an issue for the first time. Mount Alexander Shire does not have a local food bank. However, some organisations have provided relief but with limited capacity. In response to the increased demand for food relief, Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership brought together a group of local organisations and community groups to develop a centralised food relief system.