The odd sight, which included Leeming volunteers Isabel Cullen and Kevin Moore in colourful costume, was part of Oxfam’s new campaign Eat Local Feed Global, which will officially be launched next month and aims to encourage people to host a meal for friends or family to raise awareness of global hunger.
WA Oxfam campaign co-ordinator Paddy Cullen said the funds raised would be used to help vulnerable communities that were affected by the effects on food production and consumption from unpredictable and dangerous weather patterns.
‘Despite the world producing enough food to feed everyone, one in eight people still go hungry every day,’ he said.
‘The single biggest contributor to this problem is climate change and it’s the world’s poorest communities who feel the greatest impact. Changing conditions and extreme weather events such as prolonged droughts, massive floods, typhoons and rising sea levels are making it more difficult for these communities to grow the food they need to survive.’
To register an Eat Local Feed Global event in October, visit www.oxfam.org.au.