Support Foodbank South Australia this Winter | Food Amnesty Drive Thru Food Drive | 9 May2020

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Support Foodbank SA at the Drive Thru Food Drive on 9 May 2020

Last year, Foodbank SA based in Edwardstown were supporting more than 126,000 South Australians across the state every month. One third of these were children. This year, while still supporting the 126,000 South Australians, they are also still supporting those in the regions impacted by bush fires with their ongoing food relief requirements and now the referrals for food relief services have seen an unprecedented level of growth as a result of the impacts of COVID-19.

How you can help on Saturday 9 May 2020

Foodbank SA has commenced delivering thousands of additional Foodbank Home Hampers straight to the homes of the most vulnerable in our state.

However, every aspect of Foodbank’s business is currently impacted and this has come at a time when their services will be relied upon by a growing number of South Australians, unable to afford enough food for themselves and their children.

The impacts of COVID-19, panic buying and stockpiling essential food items has meant that there are some essentials Foodbank just can’t obtain. As a result, Foodbank is struggling to fill their hampers that will be heading out to families in need.

If you have spare to share during the Foodbank Food Amnesty, you are encouraged to donate at the Foodbank Drive Thru Food Drive on Saturday 9 May 2020.

Foodbank are struggling to get their hands on the following products:

  • Tinned Vegetables (particularly tinned tomatoes, peas and carrots)
  • Long Life Milk (1lt)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Tuna
  • Rice

Other products that they need in high demand include:

  • Sugar
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap

On Saturday 9 May, simply drive-thru, pop your boot and volunteers will take care of the rest. There is no shame when you share your spare. Find out more HERE

If you cannot attend on Saturday 9 May, your donations are still welcome and they have a ‘social distance’ donation bin at their Edwardstown warehouse located at 377 Cross Road, Edwardstown.

Donating Funds

You can also make financial donations on tap & go facilities that will help to maintain social distancing.

Through their buying power, Foodbank SA can turn a $1 donation into $6 worth of food. A $50 tax deductible donation would put 4 meals on the table of a vulnerable South Australian family.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Where to access Foodbank’s services

Foodbank does not provide food directly to the public – they supply food and groceries to charities working in the community.

Foodbank work with hundreds of agencies across the state who are able to refer those in need for their services.  Many of their clients are simply struggling to pay the bills at this time, may it be as a result of job loss, domestic violence, illness, loss of a loved one or a variety of reason. It could simply be that the family have fallen on hard times during this unprecedented time.

Foodbank want South Australians to know that during their time of need, they are here to help. Simply call 8351 1136 or visit their website HERE to find out where to go for help.

 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Foodbank SA website.

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Foodbank SA website.

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