Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough Cans for Christmas collects food relief for needy

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Foodbank’s Jamie O’Brien and Rotary president Tom Mwangi.
Camera IconFoodbank’s Jamie O’Brien and Rotary president Tom Mwangi. Credit: Geraldton Guardian/Elise Van Aken

The giving season is upon us, and a Geraldton community group is calling on the rest of the city to help others in need.

The Rotary Club of Geraldton- Greenough has launched its fifth annual Cans for Christmas appeal for Foodbank Geraldton and is urging more of the city’s clubs to get on board.

Foodbank is seeking donations of long-life items which make “substantial meals”, including in-date tinned fruit, vegetables and soups, bags of pasta and rice, breakfast cereals, bottled sauces, tuna, and tea bags.

Foodbank Geraldton relief manager Jamie O’Brien said sourcing food for the charity was already difficult without COVID-19 restrictions, as well as the bushfires and floods in the Eastern States last year affecting the availability of stock.

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“The Geraldton branch provides close to one million meals a year, which is approximately 25 tonnes of food per month,” he said.

“Small efforts make a big impact and I hope more clubs around town can get involved.”

Foodbank Geraldton serves 250-400 customers a week who are able to buy products from the not-for-profit organisation at a heavily discounted price.

The appeal runs until December 12.

For more information or to make a donation call Rotarians Bill on 0400 600 011 or Geoff on 0417 966 262.

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