THE City of Bayswater is collecting non-perishable food items and gifts for a women’s refuge as part of its annual Christmas Food Appeal.
The appeal aims to provide baskets to families in need during the festive season.
All donations will be going to Orana House in Bayswater, which provides services and accommodation to women and children experiencing family and domestic violence.
Items in need include tinned tuna and meat, pasta sauces, toys for children aged over 10 years of age, lollies, Christmas snacks, toiletries, tea and coffee.
Mayor Dan Bull encouraged the community to get involved.
“While Christmas is a wonderful time of year for most of us, it can also be a particularly hard time for more vulnerable members of our community,” he said.
“Simple items like pasta sauces, toiletries, tea, coffee or toys can really make a difference in the lives of people doing it tough this year.”
Non-perishable items can be donated at the City of Bayswater civic centre, Morley and Bayswater libraries, The Rise in Maylands and Bayswater Waves..