Peel residents trying to put food on the table will soon receive additional support, and Peel Thunder Football Club has dedicated 9 rounds to raising awareness and funding for Foodbank Peel.
The Foodbank Round, which took place at Lane Group Stadium on June 18 during Thunder’s clash with East Perth, urges locals to donate funds and food to help fight hunger in the Peel community.
Peel Thunder CEO Paul Lekias said the club is looking forward to this special round.
“This is the first year of our valuable partnership with Foodbank, and we look forward to the whole community supporting what will be a great day for both organizations in the Peel region,” he said.
“There will be great action on the field, but there are also many offers for spectators at all of our home WAFL games, from children’s zones to activation during in-game breaks.
We hope to attract one of the biggest crowds of the year in support of Foodbank ”.
Foodbank WA is the state’s largest food aid organization, providing more than 6.7 million meals a year to people in need.
The Foodbank Peel branch provides more than 551,000 meals annually to vulnerable people, families and students in the Peel region through 35 charities and 26 schools.
Foodbank WA CEO Kate O’Hara said the organization welcomes the extra help.
“The importance of connecting the regional community through the football club for Foodbank Peel is vital in the years that are becoming increasingly difficult for the vulnerable residents of Peel,” Ms O’Hara said.
For those who want to contribute to the Foodbank round, non-perishable foods are encouraged, including baked beans, spaghetti, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables and fruits, flour, pasta sauce and oats.
During the winter months, Foodbank Peel branch manager Megan Reynolds said she “also needs tea, soups – canned or bagged – and children’s school lunch boxes.”
Cash donations will also be welcomed on this day, and Foodbank Peel hopes to reach the $ 5,000 goal.
Every dollar donated helps provide two meals a day to those in need.