Hunger doesn’t recognise postcodes – it’s everywhere – and for the growing numbers of people in crisis, accessing transport can be just as difficult as accessing nutritious food.
Over the past two years, our Mobile Foodbank has been taking essential food provisions on the road and out to where it’s needed most.
Our three Mobile Foodbank trucks visit 23 locations across the Perth metro area, delivering dry, meat and fruit and vege food hampers. Thanks to our charity partner Alcoa, we’re now expanding our service to reach families in crisis in Kwinana and Pinjarra.
Mobile Foodbank delivered hampers to 9,000 West Australians last year and the demand for this service is continuing to grow. June was Mobile Foodbank’s busiest month so far, with 1,123 people helped in a single month. The ending of Jobkeeper and the rent moratorium have escalated financial stress and for many, it’s the first time they’ve needed to ask for help.
Under Foodbank WA’s partnership with Alcoa, families in need in Kwinana and Pinjarra receive vouchers to purchase hampers from our Mobile Foodbanks. Alcoa’s Huntly Mine Manager Brett Hodges said the company was pleased to be able to support families doing it tough in the local areas where they operate.
“We’re delighted to be able to provide practical support through emergency food relief hampers that will provide families with essential food and groceries, including fresh fruit and vegetables to make nutritious meals,” Brett said.
If you or someone you know is struggling to put food on the table, free-call the Emergency Relief and Food Assistance Hotline on 1800 979 777.
We’re delighted to be able to provide practical support through emergency food relief hampers that will provide families with essential food and groceries, including fresh fruit and vegetables to make nutritious meals