Spring has just sprung but here at Foodbank we are already thinking Christmas. We know it’s never too early to help those in need but if you are starting to plan your Christmas with family, friends or at your workplace, here are four ways to help put food on the table of those who would otherwise go without this Christmas:
1. BUY A FOODBANK CHRISTMAS HAMPER
Our annual Christmas Hamper Appeal has commenced and you or your organisation can feed hope this year! Each year Foodbank SA packs thousands of Christmas Hampers which will be distributed by welfare agencies and directly by Foodbank to disadvantaged and low income families in South Australia. You can simply donate a Foodbank Christmas hamper for $46, Foodbank will then deliver to a South Australian family in need this Christmas. To learn more or to purchase for Foodbank SA, click here.
2. DONATE NOW FOR CHRISTMAS
You could donate to Foodbank this Christmas to put food on the table of vulnerable South Australian’s in need. Foodbank can turn a $25 donation into $200 worth of distributed food to charities. An earlier donation means that our charities can best prepare to meet the demand for their services at Christmas time. To donate to Foodbank, click here.
3. RUN A CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE
Running a Christmas Food drive is a great way for organisations to help supply the non-perishable items that are always needed by Foodbank and especially at Christmas time. Our most wanted items are those everyone has in their pantries. This Christmas we are in need of tinned fruit and vegetables, tuna, rice, pasta, spreads (Vegemite, jam and honey), to help feed South Australian families doing it tough. All donations of in-date shelf stable food products are welcome. Perhaps you would like to participate in a ‘reverse advent calendar’ with your family and donate during your Christmas Food Drive.
To register for a Christmas Food Drive please visit our website to complete the online registration form. Christmas Food Drive Posters are also available to download from the Foodbank SA website.
4. IMPLEMENT LONG LASTING CHANGE WITH A WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAM
Putting in place a Workplace Giving Program in support of Foodbank, is an easy and rewarding way to support the elimination of hunger in Australia both to organisations and employees . Workplace Giving is living proof that small change can make a long lasting difference. Simply email email@example.com for your Work Place Giving forms.