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Christmas Food Drive 2019

Christmas Food Drive 2019

 

Did you know that…

  • More than 1 in 5 Australians (21%) have experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months
  • 22% of these are children
  • Each week, 3 out of 10 food insecure people go an entire day without eating

Hunger is a hidden and growing crisis in Australia. This is something we’re incredibly passionate about. To help, we’re running a Christmas food drive with FoodBankwho provide relief to over 373,000 Australians each month experiencing food insecurity.

Please help us by donating any non-perishable food items. Non-food items are also welcome, including toiletries and household products. Ask your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to help out too…gather items from whoever can help and drop them off to us for donation! (P.S. It’s also an excellent opportunity to clean out your pantry of anything you don’t use and therefore help reduce food waste at the same time!).

How you can help

You can help by donating non-perishable food items. Most needed items include:
– Protein products: canned fish, canned pulses
– Canned or jarred products: soups, vegetables, pasta sauce
– Dried products: pasta, rice, beans, nuts / seeds, muesli, crackers, biscuits
– Spreads: Vegemite, nut butter, honey
– Coffee, tea, teabags
– Dairy products / dairy alternatives: shelf stable milk, powdered milk
– Baby food
– Toiletries and household products: toilet paper, sanitary items, nappies, baby wipes, soap, deodorant, detergent
– Monetary donations (donate here)

Unfortunately, we can’t accept items that’re opened, past their used by date or home made.

Drop off your items to tonika health (391 Riley St). If we’re not in when you come, please leave the items in the cupboard at the bottom of the steps 🙂
We’ll be collecting donations until Thursday 12th December.

We live in a nation where there’s plenty of food to go around, but over 5 million of us are food insecure. Donate to the food drive and make a difference – you’ll help put food in a child’s lunchbox, dinner on a grandmother’s plate, a meal on the table for a family’s Christmas lunch. If you have any questions about our food drive or about anything at all, please email us at info@tonikahealth.com.au. For more information about the issue of food insecurity in Australia, click here.