MEDIA RELEASE - HIROMI HAMPTON RECOGNISED AS A PANDEMIC HERO

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15 December 2021

PETA MURPHY MP
MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY

 

HIROMI HAMPTON RECOGNISED AS A PANDEMIC HERO

Langwarrin resident Hiromi Hampton has been named a pandemic hero for her support of the community during the recent lockdowns.

Hiromi started a little pantry on Melaleuca Crescent in Langwarrin where those in need came to collect food and basic items.

Federal Member for Dunkley Peta Murphy MP recently visited Hiromi to thank her for her efforts during the pandemic.

“Since August, Hiromi’s little pantry has been supporting locals doing it tough. It has also allowed other locals to get involved by donating goods” Ms Murphy said.

“Hiromi is truly a pandemic hero. I’m proud to recognise her on behalf of our community”

Hiromi took the opportunity to thank those who had made the pantry such a success.

“All my neighbours and friends are very kind and support me in so many ways, otherwise I couldn’t keep going like this. Such wonderful people here and I’m so lucky to have them!” Hiromi said.

The project begun with Hiromi placing a small pantry outside her home, inviting people in her street to donate food or take any items that they needed.

A social media post took the project to the next level with people travelling as far as Cranbourne for the service.

As demand grew, Hiromi needed to expand, so she added a second, much larger pantry.

If you know someone who deserves a big thank you for something they’ve done over the past 20 months, consider nominating them for a pandemic hero award. Visit petamurphy.net for more information.

 

DATE: 15 DECEMBER 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: DYLAN STEED 9781 2333

Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.