FOODBANK is appealing to northern suburbs residents to help feed Butler, Gingin and Yanchep families in need.
In Butler Foodbank has been supplying 383 meals a month but estimates an extra 8351 meals a month are needed in the area.
In Gingin 419 meals a month are supplied with 664 extra meals required.
In Yanchep 1146 meals a month are supplied but an estimated extra 13,237 are needed.
Until July 24, Woolworths customers in the northern suburbs can add a $2 Foodbank token donation to their shop, with 100 percent of the funds raised going to Foodbank to deliver more food and groceries at a time of year when families most need them.
Foodbank Australia’s chief executive officer Brianna Casey at this time of the year, families struggle to make ends meet, with meal-skipping becoming standard practice, particularly for parents.
“With 40 per cent of food insecure households families with dependent children, it’s crucial that we do more to get food on their dining tables,’’ she said.
“This appeal provides us with an opportunity to remind Australians about the ongoing hunger issues which affects so many families, individuals and children, at the same time as securing additional food to assist them.
Woolworths Butler and Woolworths Yanchep group manager Daniel Gerritsen said each $2 donation would help Foodbank provide four warming meals to those in need this winter.