school-food-appeal-poster.pngFoodbank 2015 School Food Appeal

From 2nd - 19th June, Mount Lawley SHS will be collecting cans/packets of healthy food items for the Foodbank 2015 School Food Appeal.

Through the School Food Appeal, Foodbank is asking students to donate healthy winter foods such as soups, canned meals, tuna and other tinned fish and canned fruits and vegetables - basically all non-perishable packaged foods.

All donations should be brought to Student Services and placed in the big red bins in Suzie's office.

The problem of food insecurity and hunger in WA might surprise you. Foodbank help some 55,000 Western Australian's every month, but research shows that at least 16,000 people are left hungry because there is just not enough food in the welfare sector to meet demand. Around 40% are children, living in some of the State's lowest income households.

Foodbank is by far, the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia.

Last year alone, they provided enough food for over 40 million meals.

They are a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry.