Food­bank thanks shop­pers

Midwest Times - - OPINION -

We would like to say a big thank you to Ger­ald­ton res­i­dents for their in­cred­i­ble sup­port of Food­bank this win­ter through the Wool­worths win­ter fundrais­ing ap­peal.

With de­mand for food re­lief out­strip­ping sup­ply, you have sig­nif­i­cantly helped warm up win­ter for some of the most vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

Six­teen years and 16 mil­lion kilo­grams of food do­nated — that is the equiv­a­lent of more than 30 mil­lion meals do­nated to Food­bank by Wool­worths since our part­ner­ship be­gan in 2002.

And this win­ter, thanks to Wool­worths cus­tomers, that num­ber is grow­ing even larger, pro­vid­ing much-needed help to some of the 3.2 mil­lion Aus­tralians who re­quire food re­lief as­sis­tance each year.

By gen­er­ously adding so many $2 Food­bank to­kens to shop­ping trol­leys, Ger­ald­ton res­i­dents helped us reach our na­tional goal of pro­vid­ing 762,948 meals to Aus­tralian fam­i­lies in need.

With each $2 to­ken en­abling Food­bank to pro­vide four warm­ing meals, WA con­trib­uted 113,256 meals.

With 40 per cent of food­in­se­cure house­holds hav­ing de­pen­dent chil­dren, the funds raised dur­ing the win­ter ap­peal have helped strug­gling fam­i­lies make ends meet.

Thank you once again for your gen­eros­ity at a time of year when fam­i­lies most des­per­ately need as­sis­tance.

Help­ing feed mil­lions of Aus­tralians in need would not have been pos­si­ble with­out your sup­port.

Daniel Ger­rit­sen Group man­ager Wool­worths Ger­ald­ton and Wool­worths Seacrest

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