Peel Thunder and Mandurah IGA combine for Foodbank

(Left to Right) Megan Reynolds, Foodbank volunteer Bern Conchie, Mandurah IGA owner John, Paula Barden and Foodbank volunteer Fritz Zweafel.
(Left to Right) Megan Reynolds, Foodbank volunteer Bern Conchie, Mandurah IGA owner John, Paula Barden and Foodbank volunteer Fritz Zweafel.

PEEL Thunder and Mandurah IGA made a special delivery yesterday morning.

One thousand dollars worth of groceries were delivered to Mandurah’s Foodbank Branch.

The money was raised by the Peel Thunder Football Club’s WAFLW teams by collecting gold coin donations from spectators at the recent  AFLW preseason game between Fremantle and  Adelaide, held at David Grays Arena.

The groceries will go towards helping local areas and people in the Eastern states, affected by bushfires.

Peel Thunder Sponsorship and Marketing Manager Paula Barnden said they are happy they can use the game they love to give back to the community.

“Peel Thunder is just so pleased to play a key role in the Peel community, connecting people, creating awareness and resources for charities and causes via our great game,” she said.

“Peel Thunder would also like to recognize our club sponsor IGA Mandurah (Silver Sands) who arranged the produce.”

Foodbank Branch Manager for Mandurah Megan Reynolds said Mandurah’s community spirit is amazing.

“It’s overwhelming what the food will do for us. It’s going to put food on the shelf directly for those in need to be able to access,” she said.

“Thank goodness we have access to so many amazing supporters.”

Ms Reynolds said people could help out in many ways such as donating food from pantry cleanouts, hosting food drives and making donations.

“Every bit makes a massive difference,” she said.

You can find more ways to help out at https://www.foodbank.org.au/support-us/?state=wa.