Foodbank opens new facility in Peel

Foodbank CEO Greg Hebble with WA Governor Malcolm McCusker and Foodbank chairman Peter Mansell at the new facility. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d401542
Foodbank CEO Greg Hebble with WA Governor Malcolm McCusker and Foodbank chairman Peter Mansell at the new facility. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d401542

The new premises in Reserve Drive, Mandurah were opened by WA Governor Malcolm McCusker last Thursday.

Peel Foodbank supplies the equivalent of almost 25,000 meals each month and the number is expected to double with the opening of the new facility.

Foodbank WA chief executive Greg Hebble said finding a location in Peel capable of meeting the local need has been a priority for WA’s biggest hunger relief agency.

Mr Hebble said Peel Foodbank had operated from a small industrial unit in Mandurah since 2001.

‘The old Foodbank served well but increasing need was leading to stock shortages and problems with parking.

‘This new Foodbank will allow us hold more food on site and increase our operating hours.

‘This is great news for the Peel community as we can provide more food and in doing so improve the health, and lives, of local people doing it tough.’