Canned food drive will feed 500 families

Almost a tonne of food has been donated to FoodShare after a canned food drive organised by Mission Australia was supported by local school students across the region.

Seven schools have collectively donated non-perishable food, which will go straight into crisis food relief support through hampers and on the shelves in the FoodShare Shop. 

Dawn Clark, Case Manager at Mission Australia, Albury came up with the idea last year to help FoodShare support struggling border residents and was once again blown away by the response to support local families. 

FoodShare’s Community Pantry program commenced in 2020 to provide food to those experiencing financial hardship. With the long-term impacts from the coronavirus pandemic still placing a significant strain on families in the region, all the donated food received will support around 500 families.

Nicole Eirth, FoodShare’s Community Pantry Coordinator said “This is a wonderful initiative that has helped stock our shelves with a huge variety of staple products people find in their pantry”. 

Mission Australia and FoodShare thank the schools for their generous donations: Albury Public School, Border Christian College, Culcairn Primary School, Glenroy Public School, Hume Public School, Lavington East Public School and Springdale Heights Primary School.