Grant helps Second Harvest feed families in need

Bethwin Lopez and Sandy Walquist with Jill Fraser, Rhonda Williams and Fatima Exton. Photo: Matt Jelonek. d487905 communitypix.com.au
Bethwin Lopez and Sandy Walquist with Jill Fraser, Rhonda Williams and Fatima Exton. Photo: Matt Jelonek. d487905 communitypix.com.au

A GRANT of more than $80,000 is helping Second Harvest provide food to the area’s less fortunate.

Established in 1982 to collect and distribute food for people in need, the Hamilton Hill organisation will use the $80,500 Lotterywest grant to help stock their low-cost grocery store and to create food packages.

Second Harvest manager Sandra Walquist said their main clientele were low-income families, single parent families and pensioners.

“As Second Harvest is not government funded or church backed the Lotterywest grant is crucial for the running of the Emergency Food Relief program,” she said.

“Without their support, families and individuals in crisis cannot be supported.

“With the increase of domestic violence, the break-down of families, drug usage and homelessness, without services like Second Harvest families and individuals will have no means of getting through tough situations.”

Visit www.secondharvest.com.au for more information.