Asylum seekers just want Fare Go
CENTRE for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD) is experiencing an increased demand for its Foodbank services.
The not-for-profit runs a Foodbank, with fresh food provided by Second Bite and pantry items, including toiletries, baby supplies and household cleaning products, donated by the community.
CARAD general manager Joanna Josephs said Foodbank provided weekly groceries for about 100 people seeking asylum.
“We have been experiencing an increasing demand for our Foodbank as more people seeking asylum are being put off from government-funded income support and are left without money to buy food for themselves and their family,” she said.
Community News has joined the Feed WA Appeal, a national fundraiser that uses donations for grants to not-for-profits helping people in your neighbourhood.
Part of the nationwide Feed Appeal, it provides grants of up to $50,000 to help grassroots charities boost their capacity to store, cook and distribute food for struggling families, individuals, pensioners and students.
Buy a $1 Feed Appeal token at any Woolworths store during July and your donation will go twice as far; it will provide two meals for people in need.
CARAD has also started WA’s first social enterprise food truck that provides employment opportunities for people seeking asylum and refugees, called the Fare Go Food Truck.