School’s can-do attitude praised
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.
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West Coast Eagles captain Shannon Hurn and Floreat Park Primary School students get behind Foodbank WA's annual school appeal.