Hamilton Hill: Second Harvest store to help disadvantaged


Second Harvest food centre manager Sandy Walquist with Second Harvest chairperson Michelle Ahola at the new store last Tuesday.
Second Harvest food centre manager Sandy Walquist with Second Harvest chairperson Michelle Ahola at the new store last Tuesday.

A NEW food centre offering discounted groceries to the community’s vulnerable has opened in Hamilton Hill.

Second Harvest’s Caffery Place store, the result of about 18 months of planning, will stock food, toiletries, cleaning products, treats, dog foods and plates and cutlery.

The aim is to offer low-income earners, pensioners and the isolated the products they need at a price affordable to them.

However, staff are keen also to ensure the store is a place people can visit if they want to chat and feel connected.

The store, to be open Wednesday to Friday between 9am and 3pm, will be staffed by volunteers and people on the work for the dole program.

Second Harvest is a not-for-profit supporting numerous low-cost community food centres in Perth, including one in Fremantle.

Its new store also increases its presence in Cockburn, with an established op shop in Cockburn Central.

For information visit www.secondharvest.com.au.