Launceston's most vulnerable will once again be able to access hot food and clothes, with St Vincent de Paul Society relaunching its van service.
Vinnies state president Mark Gaetani said the service had to stop amid the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
"A lot of our volunteers that helped out were in that vulnerable age - they made the correct decision to stay home," he said.
Mr Gaetani added the charity was able to ramp up its emergency service centres across the state during the shut downs.
The Launceston food van operated four nights per week, stopping in the CBD, Ravenswood and George Town.
"We're [Vinnies] looking to slowly ramp back up to those four nights per week, we're actually increasing the number of nights to five," Mr Gaetani said.
"We're looking to increase and identify another needy area where we can add that additional support."
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Travel business Launceston Travel and Cruise added their support to the charity this winter, donating $1000 to the charity.
Director Baden Brown said the money was raised by the business at an expo held in February.
Both Mr Gaetani and five-year Vinnies volunteer Adam Symons said winter was a vital time of the year to be providing the van service.
"The food van system really is the jewel on the crown for the society across Tasmania," Mr Gaetani said.
"If it wasn't for our food vans going out every night, those vulnerable people in the suburbs wouldn't have access to a warm meal.
"Not just adults but the children as well that on occasions don't have access to hot food during winter."
St Vincent de Paul Society is one of four Launceston charities supported by The Examiner's Winter Relief Appeal.