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Foodbank Christmas Appeal (Give A Feed, previously Help Feed 1000)

Details Directorate: Community

Project Leader: Aaron Pitt

Code: C7

Documented: Yes (where? Website?)

Project Team: 1 (???)

Total Hours pa: 60 (??)

Member Involvement: Up to 20 members for 1 day to pack hampers

Approved: Oct 2013, Updated: 2014

Status: Ongoing


Description Foodbank rescues edible but surplus food and groceries from the country’s farmers, manufacturers and retailers and distributes it, via charitable organisations, to adults and children in need as prepared meals, food hampers and emergency parcels. The food goes to traditionally vulnerable groups such as the homeless and also the aged, single parents and the working poor. Financial contributions from the public provide essential funds to cover the elements that cannot be obtained through donations.


As part of Foodbank’s Christmas Appeal, Heirisson committed for three years (2012-14) to produce 1000 food hampers for needy families @ $20 each. In 2014, this initiative was extended into the Give a Feed portal (Christmas ~2500 hampers @ $25 each).


Money is donated through a web site. Foodbank organises the food, Heirisson members along with Foodbank volunteers pack the hampers, and Foodbank distributes the hampers to families via charitable organisations.


Heirisson’s role and criticality to success


·     Heirisson is responsible for funding the food and packing the hampers.

·     Without Heirisson, these hampers would not happen.


Part of a strategic relationship or partnering/alliance? ·     Part of Heirisson’s long term relationship with Foodbank.
What difference will the Project/Program make? ·     Food hampers make a significant difference to the Christmases of families who would not be able to afford them otherwise – homeless people, children, single parents, casual workers, elderly couples.
Other Benefits (Include sustainability of benefits, fun to do, recognition for Heirisson) ·     Packing of the hampers is a fun experience for the Heirisson members who volunteer.

·     Heirisson is recognise on the Give A Feed site, and Rotary International is recognized as a WA Partner on Foodbank’s web site.