Xmas food drive relief for families
ROTARY Club of Dalkeith called on the “fit young blokes” at Collegians Amateur Football Club to help carry almost three tonnes of donations for Foodbank WA, says organiser Ray House.
The club’s annual food drive will provide about 5000 meals to people in need this Christmas.
Rotary member Mr House said the club filled 28 wheelie bins with food for WA’s largest hunger relief charity.
“We have about 53 members and each was allocated a number of streets in Nedlands and Dalkeith,” he said.
“On the Wednesday we dropped off 5200 bags and flyers to residents and then went back on Sunday to collect them.
“It really was a community effort and we thank everyone who left food out for us this year.”
Foodbank WA chief executive Greg Hebble said food drives provided much-needed food for struggling families.
“Christmas is our busiest time of the year,” he said. “Every can makes a difference and we are very grateful to Rotary Dalkeith who continue to be great friends to Foodbank.”
Through a network of 510 community groups and welfare agencies, Foodbank WA provides food for over 51,000 West Australians every month.
“The majority of people we assist are living in low income households where they don’t earn enough to make ends meet,” Mr Hebble said.
“Christmas is a time of extra stress for people doing it tough and our hope is that we can provide enough food at this time to relieve that burden.”
Meals on wheels: Foodbank WA staff with some of the 28 wheelie bins of food collected by the Rotary Club of Dalkeith.