Friends gets su­per weekly boost

Guardian Express - - CITY OF PERTH - Julian Wright

UP to 200 of Perth’s home­less will re­ceive a bet­ter feed on Thurs­day nights, with a CBD Wool­worths lend­ing a help­ing hand to Street Friends.

Wool­worths St Ge­orges Ter­race will pro­vide weekly food do­na­tions to the or­gan­i­sa­tion, pro­vide a sausage siz­zle and col­lect food and cloth­ing do­na­tions in-store.

Street Friends founder Michelle Dun­lop said un­til Wool­worths came on board, vol­un­teers of­ten pro­vided the food them­selves.

“We have roughly 200 peo­ple com­ing down to meet the Street Friends for a meal and cloth­ing ev­ery Thurs­day night,” she said.

“Prior to our part­ner­ship with Wool­worths, our vol­un­teers were per­son­ally buy­ing ex­tra food to sup­ple­ment the do­na­tions we re­ceived from lo­cal bak­eries and other not-for-prof­its.”

Store man­ager Ricky Spring said the team was happy to help.

He also en­cour­aged cus­tomers to do­nate food and cloth­ing into the do­na­tion bins at the front of the store.

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Street Friends founder Michelle Dun­lop with Wool­worths store man­ager Ricky Spring.

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