Pinjarra community asked to help those in need during Anti-Poverty Week

Pinjarra Community Kitchen volunteers with Murray Shire president David Bolt (second left) at the 2017 Murray Community Food Drive handover.
Pinjarra Community Kitchen volunteers with Murray Shire president David Bolt (second left) at the 2017 Murray Community Food Drive handover.

MEMBERS of the public are asked to support the Murray Community Food Drive by donating non-perishable food items to Pinjarra Community Kitchen, during Anti-Poverty Week.

The shire’s annual food drive runs from Sunday, October 14 to Saturday, October 20.

Shire president David Bolt said supporting the food drive would reduce the effects of poverty and hardship in the district.

Donations can include tinned food, cereal, muesli bars and snacks, rice, pasta, baby supplies, crackers, biscuits, tea, coffee , sugar, food spreads, jar and packet foods, longlife milk and cooking oil.

Donations of personal hygiene such as tissues and toilet paper are also welcome.

Easy-to-use tinned foods, dried noodles and long life milk are desperately needed to support those requiring short-term help.

Cr Bolt said last year’s collection provided enough food for three month’s worth of help, including food hampers for those struggling during the holiday period.

The community kitchen operates at Pinjarra Alliance Church on Tuesdays between 11am and 1pm.

Collection bins will be set up at the Alcoa Administration building, Pinjarra, the Blue Wren Caf and Caraholly Orchard at Dwellingup, Dwellingup History and Information Centre, Dwellingup Primary School, Carcoola Primary School, Murray Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Murray Library, North Dandalup Primary School, Pinjarra Senior High School and the Shire of Murray.