The Balga resident helped feed two people living in a Burmese refugee camp for a year after taking part in the Act for Peace Ration Challenge in June.
As part of the challenge, Ms Stobaus lived off the same rations as a Burmese refugee for a week in return for donations from friends and family.
The Ballajura Community College education assistant raised more than $500 by eating only 280g of split peas, 185g of tuna, 2kg of rice, 250g of flour, 40g of salt and 125ml of vegetable oil over seven days.
�I am of very limited financial means, so I do my bit by mostly spreading awareness about various issues and campaigns going on around the country,� she said.
�I was interested in doing (the ration challenge) because it was specifically about Burmese people; there are a lot of Burmese people in the area, my kids have friends at school and I have students who are Burmese refugees, so it made it personal.�
Ms Stobaus said the first day of the challenge was easy, but that she was sick of rice by the end and not having vegetables was tough.
�There�s a story of a man who has been in a refugee camp for 21 years collecting the same rations � I could barely cope with a week. Twenty-one years with the same rations is crazy to me.�
Ms Stobaus said she could sleep a little easier at night knowing two more people would not be left hungry
Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman, who was Ms Stobaus� biggest donor, said while immigration policy was a federal issue, the impacts were felt locally by |people from diverse backgrounds fleeing terrible conditions to Australia.
�Refugees who live in Australia need our help, and so do refugees who are still living in refugee camps across the world,� she said.
To donate, go to https://rationchallenge.everydayhero.com/au/ and search Carmen Stobaus.