SHOPPERS buying Santa Cookies at Woolworths in the Yanchep Central Shopping Centre are helping raise money to provide more than one million meals to Australians in need.
In order to raise more funds, a sweet, new way to support the Woolworths OzHarvest Christmas Appeal was launched in Woolworths Yanchep this year.
A Woolworths spokeswoman said for the first time, Santa Cookies were now stocked on Woolworths bakery shelves, with 50 cents from every pack sold raising funds for the OzHarvest Appeal.
She said the Woolworths Dreamy Chocolate Santa Cookies came in a pack of five for $2.50 and were perfect to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve, while also giving back to Australians in need.
OzHarvest WA state manager Jennifer Keen said it was heart-warming to see the northern suburbs community support Australians who often don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
“OzHarvest delivers food to more than 1000 charitable agencies across the country helping to feed vulnerable Australians and every little bit counts,’’ she said.
“We encourage those who haven’t had the chance to support the appeal yet, to make sure they grab some of the Dreamy Chocolate Santa Cookies or an OzHarvest Meal token at Woolworths to help put more food on the table of Australians in need.”
Woolworths Yanchep store manager Owen Glew said Woolworths had asked customers and three-quarters of Australian families had said they were expecting to leave out cookies to keep Santa going on Christmas Eve.
“So, our Santa Cookies give families an excuse to join in the magic of Christmas, while sharing the spirit with others via the OzHarvest Appeal.
“With several days still to go till Christmas, northern suburbs customers can still play their part and help provide more meals for those in need, with the Santa Cookies and OzHarvest Meal Tokens on sale right through till Christmas Eve.”
Northern suburbs shoppers can support the appeal at Woolworths until Sunday, December 24 by buying the meal tokens, which can also be used as gift tags.
Woolworths has been OzHarvest’s Fresh Food partner since 2015. The partnership has the dual benefit of helping to feed Australians in need and redirecting surplus food from otherwise going to waste.
By Monday, December 18 more than 1196 tokens had been bought in the northern suburbs.