School’s can-do at­ti­tude praised

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

OF the more than 50 lo­cal schools to take part in the School Food Ap­peal for Food­bank WA, it was Floreat Park Pri­mary School that did much of the se­ri­ous heavy lift­ing.

The school col­lected 483kg of canned food – a weight that would trou­ble even pow­er­ful West Coast cap­tain Shan­non Hurn.

Thank­fully Hurn, who is a Food­bank WA am­bas­sador, wasn’t re­quired to lift Floreat Park’s dona­tions but rather present an award to the school for do­nat­ing the most kilo­grams of food.

He said that Floreat’s con­tri­bu­tion equated to about 1000 meals for West Aus­tralians in need.

“Bring­ing a can to school seems like such a sim­ple thing to ask but it makes a huge im­pact,” Hurn said.

“Floreat Park pri­mary has put in a great ef­fort.”

In its fourth year, the School Food Ap­peal brought in more than 6500kg of food – the equiv­a­lent of 13,500 meals.

Food­bank WA is the largest hunger re­lief or­gan­i­sa­tion in WA, sup­ply­ing 6.5 mil­lion meals a year to fam­i­lies and chil­dren from dis­tri­bu­tion branches in­clud­ing at Perth Air­port and Man­durah.

Food­bank WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Greg Heb­ble said sup­port for this year’s School Food Ap­peal had been over­whelm­ing and in­spir­ing.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group is an af­fil­i­ated part­ner of the West Coast Ea­gles.

West Coast Ea­gles cap­tain Shan­non Hurn and Floreat Park Pri­mary School stu­dents get be­hind Food­bank WA's an­nual school ap­peal.

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