Lana Purcell

Lana is nominated for two awards.

  1. Women in Community Life Award for Leadership in Women’s Health – sponsored by GMHBA
  2. Women in Community Life Award for Human Rights – sponsored by Zonta Club of Geelong

The co-founder and CEO of Feed Me Bellarine, Lana Purcell supports volunteers, manages Feed Me and works alongside stakeholders to provide those in a vulnerable period in their lives with food parcels and meals.

Lana promotes the basic human right of food security, enabling people in need to access to healthy food with dignity and respect.

Lana also acts as a mentor and role model to the volunteers of Feed Me Bellarine, Surf Coast and Geelong. She has done this by revealing pathways for women to utilise their existing skills in logistics, marketing, food preparation/hospitality, empathy, and small business start-up skills.

Lana and her team offer food support without judgement, often catering for those women and children fleeing family violence circumstances. Feed Me can support these families for a limited period with food parcels and meals, which ensures already-tight finances can go towards securing other priorities during this difficult time.

She is a positive, hardworking person who has made a great deal of difference to the perception of food rescue and food insecurity in the region.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2024