Foodbank WA collecting food for the needy at Whitford City

Foodbank WA chief executive Greg with Padbury Primary School students. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d473420
Foodbank WA chief executive Greg with Padbury Primary School students. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d473420

SHOPPERS in Hillarys can donate canned food to those in need this month.

Every month it is estimated that more than 7000 West Australians are turned away from charities empty-handed because of a lack of food.

Foodbank WA has teamed up with Westfield to reduce this number. Until September 30, people can donate items such as canned tuna, ham, vegetables, fruit, soup and spaghetti at Whitford City shopping centre as part of the Westfield Food Drive.

“The need for food is year-round; it doesn’t ever go away and we struggle to keep up month to month,” Foodbank chief executive Greg Hebble said. “Even just buying an extra can of food during your weekly shopping trip and donating it can make a big difference.”

The Whitford City collection box is at the upper deck entrance to Woolworths.

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