Reverse Advent Calendar

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Sometimes we put so much time into our present list for Santa, we forget that nothing feels as good as giving. And while many of us prepare to feed a table full of family and friends, Foodbank WA are preparing to serve over one million meals to WA families in need.

A reverse-advent calendar can be a great way to get your family into the spirit of giving – and make sure all West Australians sit down to a Christmas dinner this year.

Unlike a normal advent calendar, where you receive a small treat everyday in the lead up to Christmas, with the reverse advent calendar you ‘give’ one item everyday to your ‘advent box’ and donate it to Foodbank WA before Christmas.

On the Foodbank WA wish-list this year are items like UHT custard, Christmas puddings, Spreads (e.g. jam/vegemite/honey), Tea/coffee, Canned fish, Canned fruit, Canned vegetables.


Non-perishable food can be donated directly to Foodbank WA or deposited in the Giving Boxes located at Hawaiian shopping centres across Perth.

Thousands of people this year will turn to Foodbank WA for their Christmas meal, and at least 13,000 more will go without due to the lack of available food. Let’s make this the first year that no one goes without.

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