Food­bank

Ra­dio push to help out fam­i­lies

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Louise Alling­ham

Spirit Ra­dio Kar­ratha and Thrifty Car and Truck Rental are do­ing their bit to help hun­gry West Aus­tralians this hol­i­day sea­son by col­lect­ing food for not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion Food­bank WA.

With more than 7000 West Aus­tralians turned away from char­i­ties empty handed be­cause of a lack of food, Food­bank aims to re­duce that num­ber by pro­vid­ing meals to char­i­ties and schools across Aus­tralia.

For the sec­ond year in a row, Spirit Ra­dio Kar­ratha con­ducted their Food­bank Christ­mas Char­ity Tour, in which the team hosted live broad­casts and set up food col­lec­tion boxes in lo­ca­tions around the City of Kar­ratha.

Spirit Ra­dio an­nounc­ers Angie Ay­ers and Pablo Miller kicked of the tour with a mas­sive 12-hour marathon broad­cast at Kar­ratha City Shop­ping Cen­tre on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 10.

Over the fol­low­ing week, Ms Ay­ers hosted six more live broad­casts at Profleet, JSS Lo­gis­tics, Cozco Elec­tri­cal, Ad­ven­ture Sports, Chicken Treat and the Kar­ratha Visi­tor Cen­tre.

Ms Ay­ers thanked all their lo­ca­tion part­ners and said she was over­whelmed by the city’s gen­eros­ity.

“Peo­ple don’t bring one or two cans like you would ex­pect, they bring one or two bags,” she said.

“It’s amaz­ing to sit back and see the amount of food that we col­lected and know that’s it go­ing di­rectly to help peo­ple who will be most vul­ner­a­ble this Christ­mas.”

From Novem­ber 28-De­cem­ber 16, Thrifty will be run­ning the Thrifty Food­bank Hol­i­day ap­peal to col­lect non-per­ish­able goods for Food­bank WA.

Peo­ple can do­nate by drop­ping food in the col­lec­tion box at their lo­cal Thrifty out­let.

Most wanted items in­clude canned tuna, soup, ham, veg­eta­bles, soup and spaghetti, black tea bags and pasta sauce.

Head to food­bankwa.org.au to make an on­line do­na­tion.

Pic­ture: Spirit Ra­dio Kar­ratha

The team at Spirit Ra­dio Kar­ratha were over­whelmed by the do­na­tions they re­ceived.

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