Pop up Foodbank to hand out free food tomorrow

Pop up Foodbank to hand out free food tomorrow

A POP-up Foodbank is heading to Ellenbrook tomorrow to hand out free fresh fruit and veg to those struggling to put food on the table this winter.

Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble said their pop-up Foodbank is a response to the growing demand for food relief in the outer metropolitan areas which charity agencies have identified as disadvantaged.

“We’ve known for some time that transport is often a barrier for people needing food assistance,” he said.

“This is one way we can be sure that the food is reaching those that need it the most.

“Especially as the weather is getting colder, the bills increase and food can be considered a luxury, if and when they can afford it.”

Foodbank WA’s long-term supporter Bankwest, is sponsoring the pop-up market to provide fresh produce such as carrots, apples, potatoes, pumpkin, watermelon, pears, corn, kiwi fruit and leek to those that need it.

Bankwest volunteers will also helped sort, pack and distribute the food on the day.

Foodbank WA’s Mobile Foodbank service will also commence in Ellenbrook on Tuesday, July 2 and will provide a weekly hamper service to people that are referred to Foodbank WA by Midlas, GraceLife Church, Shekinah Grace Church, Karnay and St Vincent de Paul.

The pop up will be held at Woodlake Village Community Hall from 10.30am til noon.