MORE than 800kg of food has been collected as part of the Perth Airport Estate Christmas Food Drive for Foodbank WA.
During November and December, airport estate tenants were encouraged to receive either a food collection box or a larger bin to collect non-perishable items.
The amount of food collected during the five-week period equates to almost 2000 meals for those in need this Christmas.
Foodbank WA chief executive Greg Hebble said the types of items donated included canned fruit and vegetables, long life milk, dried pasta, pasta sauce, rice, tea, coffee, dried fruit and fruit mince pies and canned Christmas puddings.
“Our partnership with Perth Airport has raised the profile of Foodbank WA and the estate-wide food drive is a fantastic new initiative which brings all the diverse businesses that operate on the airport estate together for one worthy cause,” he said.
Perth Airport chief corporate services officer Debra Blaskett said the response was great with a number of tenants including DHL, MacMahon, Maroomba Airlines, Avis/Budget Group, Jesters, F45 Fitness and Kwik Koffee taking part in the combined food drive.
Foodbank’s Centre for Hunger Relief is strategically located on the airport estate which places it near key transport networks which has optimised distribution efficiencies throughout the metro area and the State.
To donate to Foodbank WA please visit https://www.foodbankwa.org.au.