FoodBank South Australia is preparing to hold a food amnesty and they need our help now more than ever.
The amnesty will be in the form of a drive-through food drive at their main warehouse on Saturday the 9th of May.
Last year, FoodBank were supporting 126,000 people a month, a third of those being children.
They are still supporting the same amount monthly but with the added pressures of Covid-19, and are also providing food to many families affected by the devastating bushfires that hit the state earlier this year.
In the last 12 months Foodbank has managed to put 5.65 million meals on the table for South Aussies in need.
Unfortunately, with the impact of COVID-19 and subsequent panic buying, it has become impossible for FoodBank to obtain the volume of supplies needed to look after vulnerable South Australians.
Some key items that urgently needed are pasta sauce, long-life milk, tuna, rice, tinned fruit and vegetables (tinned tomatoes, tinned peas and tinned carrots).
Other items include flour, sugar and soap.
Donating couldn’t be easier – simply load up your car with the supplies you have, head FoodBank SA in Edwardstown, pop the boot, and the volunteers will take care of the rest.
If you can’t make it to the drive-through on Saturday, you can still donate to the charity online and the money goes a long way.
A $100 donation can be turned into $600 of food and groceries, which will go straight to South Australians in need.
The amnesty will take place from 9 am-4:30 pm this coming Saturday, May 9, at FoodBank SA headquarters, 377 Cross Roads Edwardstown.