Welcome To The
Foodbank of W.A. Inc
Foodbank W.A. is a charitable organisation which sources donated and surplus food from the food and grocery industries and distributes them to welfare and community agencies that provide assistance to people in need.
Whilst the W.A. division is headquartered in Canningvale, Perth, there are 5 branches established in the W.A. regional centres of Albany, Geraldton, Bunbury, Peel and recently opened Kalgoorlie-Boulder, each of these branches look after their own immediate area.
In the case
of Geraldton, there is a major difference in that Geraldton looks after a
major part of remote and regional Western Australia, covering a huge area
and populations often located in very remote places where support would
otherwise be unavailable thus making Geraldton - Foodbank the
premier regional relief food supplier to remote and regional Western
Australia for those in most need.
PHR supports the work of Foodbank W.A. and
encourages others to support it also by the donations of monies and goods.
Foodbank - Geraldton has expanded even further with it's support and supply of goods' particularly food support and now provides School breakfasts to 32 schools in the Mid-West region, each week providing breakfasts every school day for approx 900 students, this equates to 4500 breakfasts for kids who would otherwise go without, every single week!
Foodbank W.A. is always in desperate
sponsorship and support, with all of the work that they do reliant upon the
support of private enterprise and people, no regular funding from either
Australian State or
Foodbank - Geraldton supports the Department of Justice in their willingness to supervise people serving out Community Service hours and Foodbank' a not always easy task and Foodbank - Geraldton is a keen supporter of the Australian Commonwealth Governments “Work for the Dole” program and continually takes on trainees in many areas as part of this scheme to assist those unemployed people in gaining work and environmental education and training to help them better enter the paid workforce.
The work of people like Dame Pat and Sir Doug in running such a huge service with support of a largely volunteer force of staff and those on Community service programs, covering what must be one of the largest areas of food relief for any single agency in the world today just cannot be rewarded or recognized enough and it is to this end that the board of the RCH and the Sovereign see fit to once again add their recognition to the dedication of the Geraldton management and by so doing trust that the efforts and support of many of the staff are also recognized, something PHR again did by the awarding of the Red Cross of Hutt Charity Shield to the Geraldton branch in the 39th Anniversary Honours List in 2009.
It's hard to find people more committed to making other lives better than the two that the Sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River has just recognized for the second time in the Sovereigns 2012 87th Birthday Honours List.
Congratulations again Dame Pat
and Sir Doug and
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