Meet Our People – Dorothy Coombe, Our Chair

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February 28, 2017
DorothyDorothy has been a Director of Foodbank Victoria since 2013 and stepped into the role of chair in 2015. As Chair of Foodbank Victoria Dorothy also sits on the board of Foodbank Australia.

“I came onto the Foodbank Victoria board as a representative of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria. In that role I have interfaced with the most dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic people who work and volunteer for this organisation and who all have a focus to help those in need in the best way we can. How can you not get involved when you see first-hand the food coming in, being packed and going out direct to those who need it. When you are in the field and talking with agencies who give out the food and look into the grateful eyes of those who receive food you cannot help but feel your work makes a difference.”

Dorothy lives in Melbourne, and since retiring from a long career in sales and marketing, has focused on giving significant time to charity. Dorothy is a wife, mother and grandmother who delights in spoiling her grandchildren at every opportunity. She is passionate about all things sport especially her beloved “Bombers”. When she is not spoiling her grandchildren she loves reading a good biography and has a keen interest in both horse breeding and racing.

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