“Shaz is an absolute god send and needs to be commended for the fantastic work and services she provides.”

Hi my name is Bill Eleftheriadis. My wife fell Ill a couple of years ago, due to her illness I had to stop working. Our finances suffered as a result and so did every aspect of our life.
We received support from the Salvation Army but got to the point where we had nothing to feed our kids. This was putting immense stress on myself and added to my wife’s illness.

We went to Centrelink and were referred to NEED A FEED.
When Shaz, from NEED A FEED, contacted me I was in two minds because I had never met someone so generous and genuine in all my life.

After our few meetings I haven’t ever had to worry about food being in the house and my children going without.

Shaz is considered a part of my family with all the help she has given us. She is an absolute god send and needs to be commended for the fantastic work and services she provides to people that are struggling, even in this day of age. Shaz it is an absolute pleasure to know and have met you and to have your ongoing support for my family.

She didn’t know us or our circumstances, all she knew was that we were in need being that desperate is completely humiliating but meeting someone as giving, caring and passionate about helping people as Shaz is utterly humbling, she gives without thought or expectation of reciprocation, and when I say gives I mean GIVES!!!! For a family of six she gave us enough food to last us close to a month.
The best thing about Shaz though, she really does care about those that she helps its always wonderful to hear from her.

Shaz, you are one in a million rare gift who helps people because you choose to not because you have to you are a living angel.
You give from the heart and that’s why you will always have a place in my heart Bills heart and the heart of those you have touched.
Thank you.

God Bless you and your family.
— Bill Eleftheriadis

“Hi I just wanted to share few words with you about the wonderful Shaz and the phenomenal work she is doing”

My name is Reggae, I am a wife, a mother and have brain tumors with nasty side effects.

I suffer from severe epilepsy, horrendous migraines, 65% blindness and partial paralysis.
This is how we ended up from being a middle class family with everything we wanted and needed and a little nest egg on the side for a rainy day to being on disability and carers payments.

Unfortunately as with 90% of all families these days, any income, be it from a job or from centrelink, it simply doesn’t cover the cost of living. Once you’ve paid your rent or mortgage, a decision has to be made as to whether you pay a bill, put petrol in your car or buy groceries.
The shame is very little money is left over for any of those and being on disability, its fortnight to fortnight not week to week. Never before had we been in this situation, never before had we been this desperate, never before had we not been able to feed our children.

Please forgive the cliché, but we were looking down a long lonely twisted dark tunnel, feeling so utterly helpless.
Then Shaz turned up on our door step, the metaphorical shining light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you so much.
— Reggae Eleftheriadis

“I grew up in a family that didn’t show me a lot of love so coming to the Need a Coffee van each day gives me something to look forward to and hope for my future”

— Bec

“Thanks to Shaz and Need a Feed team for really caring and supporting us by providing food and $1 coffee. They have helped to change my outlook on different situations for the better”

— Greg

“I love having the Need a Coffee van in Globe Lane, I feel like I’m part of the one big family. Getting food from them helps to free up my cash to pay the bills”

— Mac

“Starting the day at the Need a Coffee van is a positive way to start my day”

— Nath

“Coming to the Need a Coffee van is the highlight of my day. I can be myself knowning that no one is judging me”

— Kelly

“I’ve had many conversation with Shaz and a Need a Coffee volunteers that have helped me to look things differently. They have helped me to make more positive choices that have changed my life for the better”

— Ron