Foodbank SA are once again thankful to be chosen as a charity partner of Port Adelaide Football Club. This year we look forward to working with PAFC for the goals to end hunger, can crusading (opening game, 24 March) and a Pop Up Foodbank in Murray Bridge following the Thomas Food fire.
GOALS TO END HUNGER
Goals to End Hunger program generated over 32,000 meals for Foodbank SA in 2017!
Port Adelaide’s Goals to End Hunger program with Australian Gas Networks raised over $16,700 for Foodbank South Australia in 2017. For every goal kicked by a Power player at the Adelaide Oval in 2017, Australian Gas Networks and Port Adelaide Football Club donated $100 towards Foodbank – providing meals for those in need. The $16,700 raised for 167 goals will result in more than 32,000 meals being provided to feed the hungry across metropolitan Adelaide and beyond.
Foodbank will once again be partner for the ‘goals to end hunger’ and look forward to seeing Port Adelaide Football Club kicking many more goals in 2018!
Round 1 – PAFC ‘Spread’ the Love Call-Out
Are you heading to the PAFC v Fremantle Game?
The 2018 AFL season round 1 – Port v Fremantle on 24 March will kick things off for PAFC.
*Foodbank have extended the call-out for non-perishable ‘spread’ donations from those attending the game (honey, vegemite, jam, peanut butter). Foodbank will have volunteers collecting both spread donations and lose change to raise much needed food and funds.
Look out for Foodbank volunteers on the day to donate your ‘SPREAD’ or change.
PAFC & AGN support Pop Up Foodbank
On 11 April, Port Adelaide Football Club and Australian Gas Networks will support the Pop-Up Foodbank at Murray Bridge Racing Club. The pop-up is expected to attract more than 500 vulnerable South Australians in the region, who will access food relief. All attendees will be referred by an agency to enable them to attend.
“Following the Thomas Food fire and the impacts, people are doing it tough in the region. The pop-up will enable those vulnerable South Australians to access much needed food relief,” said Greg Pattison, CEO, Foodbank SA.
PAFC and AGN will send along more than 25 volunteers to support the event, including player attendance. We look forward to sharing more following the event.
“With the ongoing support of the Port Adelaide Football Club and its members, Foodbank SA has been able to increase the delivery of food to families in need right across the state. On behalf of all the staff and volunteers of Foodbank SA, I would like to thank the Port Adelaide family and Australian Gas Networks, they are two organisations that really have made a difference,” – Greg Pattinson, CEO, Foodbank SA.
Foodbank SA at PAFC Family Day and JLT AFL in the Port
Foodbank were pleased to be involved in both the PAFC Family Day (10 February) and the JLT AFL in the Port Game (10 March). It was fantastic to see the support for Foodbank on both of the days and to introduce many supporters to the Foodbank Superhero Program – with the PAFC inspired superhero capes!