Vinnies needs your help with food drive

Vinnies needs your help with food drive

Zane Balodis and Mitch Uhrig packed hampers at Vinnies Canning Vale Distribution to help people during the health crisis. Photograph — Richard Polden.

Our local Vinnies is responding to the health crisis by adapting existing services and programs to help the community, but they need your help to do so.

The new Drive and Drop Hubs service is part of Vinnies WA Emergency Assistance program, with the aim of donating mainly food and other donations such as clothing, toys and household goods to the most vulnerable.

From April 28 to May 19, four Vinnies shops, including the Canning Vale distributor will be collecting non-perishable food donations.

The sites will be staffed by volunteers five days a week, packing food hampers and delivering them to people in the community experiencing hardship.

The food hampers will come with a variety of items, including rice, pasta, long life milk, plain wholegrain cereal, noodles, tinned vegetables and fruit.

Executive manager member and volunteer services Andrew York said it is important to provide help during times of crisis.

“Being able to provide emergency food relief, even in the form of a hamper left at the door, can keep an individual or even a family going for a up to a week,” he said.

“If the public can help us by donating food, then we can all work together to support Western Australians receive basic needs.”

The Vinnies Canning Vale Drive and Drop Hub will be available on site from Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.

Other dropping points are available in Morley, Stirling and Wanneroo. People needing