Donate food and play for free at Chipmunks

Madison Murfit, Hailey Baird, Karen Nash (Chipmunks Staff), & Liana Liang 4 & Janie Brackenridge (Foodbank Community Fundraising & Events Officer). Photo: Jon Hewson. d490922 communitypix.com.au
Madison Murfit, Hailey Baird, Karen Nash (Chipmunks Staff), & Liana Liang 4 & Janie Brackenridge (Foodbank Community Fundraising & Events Officer). Photo: Jon Hewson. d490922 communitypix.com.au

CHIPMUNKS Playland is offering free entry for children on February 19-and all they are asking for is a can of food in return.

The popular play centres in Bibra Lake, Kelmscott, Port Kennedy, Mandurah, Whitfords and Wanneroo have partnered with Foodbank for a special fundraising event, asking parents to donate a can or packet of food in exchange for some free fun for their child.

Some of the most needed items include canned fish, simmer sauces, noodles and rice, canned fruit, cereal, baby food, coffee and tea and toiletries.

Foodbank Peel manager Megan Reynolds said Foodbank was a not-for-profit food relief organisation that provided more than 50,000 meals a month to people in need.

“The start of the school year can be extremely difficult for many families, especially those who are already experiencing financial hardship,” she said.

“The fees, uniforms, books and other expenses often leave very little money for food.

“Chipmunks have been fantastic supporters of ours and we are really grateful for their ongoing support.

“The food collected not only makes a huge difference to families doing it tough, it also helps us raise awareness of the growing issue of hunger in our community.”

The food drive will be held on February 19.

Visit www.foodbankwa.org.au for more information.