Food Hampers to Silence Hunger

Chaplains in the Rockingham and Mandurah area have been able to offer families experiencing hardship assistance through food hampers this Christmas.

Chaplains in the Rockingham and Mandurah area have been able to offer families experiencing hardship assistance through food hampers this Christmas.

The local chaplains have a partnership with the Peel Foodbank to silence hunger in their area and food hampers are a great way to do it.

Margaret Marriot the chaplain at Coastal Lakes College and Oakwood Primary School collected 5 hampers to distribute to families in her school community, with a total of 50 hampers being distributed in the area by other chaplains.

"YouthCARE Chaplains often know about the hidden food insecurity being experienced by some of our families and this support allows them a dignified way to access food that their family will enjoy," said Margaret.

Foodbank Australia estimates that over 270, 000 Western Australians, including 94,000 children will experience hunger this year.

The food hampers donated through this initiative with Foodbank will assist families experiencing hardship through the Christmas period and for some also the following months.

Image above: Megan Reynolds and Margaret Marriot

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Rebecca Low
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