Gift wrapping helps feeds the needy at Christmas

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December 13, 2017

Christmas is the time for giving and Foodbank Peel volunteers are offering gift wrapping services for a gold coin donation at Mandurah Forum, in the lead up to Christmas.

Shoppers who donate a gold coin to have their gifts wrapped, will be helping Foodbank Peel feed locals who are struggling to afford enough food for themselves and their families at Christmas time.

Foodbank Peel Branch Manager Megan Reynolds said “we are thrilled to be involved in gift wrapping once again this year as the donations will help us purchase additional food to stock our shelves during one of the busiest times of the year.”

 

“Every dollar donated provides two meals, so it really does make a difference, so we are hoping that the spirit of giving shines through.”

Mandurah Forum Centre Manager, Jacqueline McKenzie said: “Our charity wrapping station is in action right up until we close on Christmas Eve, so it’s the perfect opportunity to add that special touch to your presents – while saving time and supporting a great cause at the same time.”

Foodbank Peel is the largest hunger relief organisation in the region. Last year providing
721, 057 meals to locals in need. The not-for-profit relies on donated product food donations from retailers, manufacturers, primary producers and the general public. Increasingly, there is a need to fundraise to purchase more food to ensure no one is turned away empty handed.

Last year, the not-for-profit purchased a new freezer with the funds raised from gift wrapping at Halls Head shopping centre.

To donate online visit foodbankwa.org.au

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