Food appeal hungry for help

Jayden Downes with Arena Joondalup Director of Venue Services Chris Andrich.
Jayden Downes with Arena Joondalup Director of Venue Services Chris Andrich.

Launched on July 16, the VenuesWest Foodbank Appeal will run for a month, collecting donations of non-perishable and durable food items

Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said more than 100,000 people were expected to visit the venues during this time.

‘We urge them to dig deep and get involved,’ he said.

‘Each year two million Australians, or one in 10, seek help with food and around half are children.

‘For disadvantaged families, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult when faced with the daily challenge of inadequate nutrition.’

Foodbank helps more than 55,000 people in need each month.