09 Jan Foodbank NSW & ACT confirms food and grocery donations are still needed
Foodbank NSW & ACT (FBNA), part of Australia’s largest food relief charity Foodbank, urge Australians to continue donating funds and food which are still needed for the short-term emergency and long term rebuild, to support communities across NSW that have lost everything due to the bushfires.
FBNA is playing a crucial role in the current unprecedented bushfire crisis, which is devastating communities across the state, and along with funds, are also accepting donations of non-perishable food and other essential grocery items at their warehouse at 50 Owen Street, Glendenning NSW.
There are a number of items that are currently in high demand including: bottled water; quality tinned food and meals (with ring pulls); noodles, pasta and rice; long-life milk and cereal, tea and coffee; spreads like Vegemite, peanut butter and jam; muesli bars and snacks; deodorant, soap and body wash; shampoo, conditioner and sanitary items; baby food and formula; and pet food.
To date, FBNA has delivered 150 pallets of food, groceries, produce, personal hygiene items and pet food which is the equivalent of 60,000 kilos equating to 120,000 meals to affected communities.
FBNA CEO, Gerry Andersen, says: “We are so humbled with how generous and supportive Australians have been. However, we wanted to correct some of the mixed messages and confirm that FBNA still need additional funds and more food to help communities in NSW through this devastating time. We ask that people don’t go directly to the fire affected areas as they are being overwhelmed, and instead donate online or drop off supplies directly to our warehouse.”
For every $1 donated, FBNA can provide 2 meals to affected communities thanks to their long-standing partnership with the food and grocery sector. Further, FBNA in conjunction with Bobbins Transport has sent 6 semi-trailers to the Cobargo, Narooma, Bega, Bermagui, Eden and Womboyn, all located on the NSW South Coast, and has received over 600 registrations for food drives from the general public to assist with providing food to these communities.
To donate funds or food, please visit: https://www.foodbank.org.au/NSW-ACT/bushfire-emergency/?state=nsw-act
To donate food and non-perishable items, please visit FBNA’s warehouse, which is located at 50 Owen Street, Glendenning, NSW and is open from Monday to Friday 8 AM – 4 PM and as a one off will be open Saturday 11th January 8 AM – 2 PM.