Top-flight food for needy

Perth Inflight Catering staff, from left, Salim, Ismail, Nadia and Carla Hazife with Manna Industries founders Bev and John Lowe and some of the donated food [NAMES OK]
Perth Inflight Catering staff, from left, Salim, Ismail, Nadia and Carla Hazife with Manna Industries founders Bev and John Lowe and some of the donated food [NAMES OK]

Perth Inflight Catering has started to donate fruit cups, cereal, biscuits, apricot snacks, chocolates and leftover frozen meals to Manna Industries, who then give it to schoolchildren, the elderly and the homeless.

North Perth Rotary Club president Bruno Fic, who also works at the company, said if the food was not donated, it had to be thrown away.

‘Even though the food is still sealed, we cannot reuse this for any future flights,’ he said.

Mr Fic said food was also donated to Airport City Church and Uniting Aid Churches. ‘Donated food items have a huge impact on all three charities, as they in some cases provide extras to those who have very little and struggle to put food on the table,’ he said. ‘In some cases, they provide meals to people who only have one or two meals a day.

‘In the case of Manna Industries, it also allows them to provide meals for breakfast programs for schools, help senior citizens who are struggling to make ends meet and provide food for people who live on the streets.’