Flood of food for the needy

The Belmont charity collects un-used food from 38 supermarkets and distributes it to 63 charities across Perth every week.

It aims to alleviate hunger by rescuing perishable, fresh and nutritious food from cafes, caterers, supermarkets and wholesalers and deliver it to disadvantaged, vulnerable people.

The food they rescue would likely otherwise be thrown out.

Volunteer Lil Donald has been sorting and packing food for the past two years.

�I just love doing it. It�s for such a good cause,� she said.

Food Rescue save about 94 per cent of the food that comes in.

Team leader Lyndon Nilsson said the team was extremely hard working.

�From packers to drivers, they all pull their weight and make a difference,� he said.

He said they were getting more and more food each month, so volunteers were working harder.

�We always welcome new volunteers,� he said.

Driver Gary Flynn has been volunteering as a driver for two-and-a-half years.

�It�s such a feel good job,� he said.

�It feels good to be helping others.�