As part of Act-Belong-Commit Week, Balcatta SHS are hosting a School Food Drive. We are calling on all parents/guardians and students to help us tackle the growing issue of hunger in Western Australia by asking for food donations (non-perishable items only). Some examples of food donations include food cans (fruit, vegetables, meals, etc) and long-life items (UHT milk).
Donations can be dropped off at the front office.
Hunger remains a largely hidden crisis in our state, yet an estimated 480,000 West Australians went without a meal some time over the past year. Every day people of all ages are dealing with the anguish and despair of not knowing where their next meal is coming from, many will have no food for their children.
Last year, Foodbank WA provided more than 6.1 million meals to people in need via our network of charity partners and schools. While the majority of food was rescued and surplus from the food and grocery industry, Foodbank WA also needed to purchase food to try and meet the ever-increasing demand throughout the state.
This is a fantastic way for students to learn about food insecurity and the importance of giving, and every donation really does make a huge difference to the most vulnerable members of our community. The donations collected will also help ensure Foodbank WA have a variety of food available in their warehouses every day.
Foodbank WA and Balcatta SHS appreciate your assistance.