Play­fords col­lect food for home­less

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

HELP­ING the home­less has turned into a fam­ily af­fair for the Play­fords.

Year 7 Pres­by­te­rian Ladies’ Col­lege stu­dent Beth Play­ford took the reins from her Year 9 sis­ter Emma, who has turned her at­ten­tions to row­ing, to run the Buy One More ini­tia­tive, which col­lects food for Unit­ing Care West for the home­less dur­ing win­ter.

Mos­man Park IGA has been in­volved in past years, and Tay­lor Road IGA re­cently be­came a sup­porter of the cause, with Beth train­ing staff how to best pro­mote it and ex­plain the ben­e­fits.

Beth said a small con­tri­bu­tion made a big dif­fer­ence.

“You buy one or more non-per­ish­able items along with your reg­u­lar shop­ping and put it in boxes that are in the store and we come along once a week or when­ever it’s full to pick it up,” she said.

The fam­ily ded­i­cated a room in their house for the col­lected food ahead of Unit­ing Care West pick­ing it all up.

Eboni Mor­rell, from Unit­ing Care West, said this year there was a big push for food.

“We had a jeans day which was a drive for jack­ets and coats, but food is what comes and goes very quickly,” she said.

Tay­lor Road IGA is col­lect­ing through­out July.

Picture: An­drew Ritchie d456547

Eboni Mor­rell of Unit­ing Care West with Beth Play­ford and James Kelly from Tay­lor Road IGA.

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