Woolworths Forbes is launching a Local Community Food Drive to help support Forbes charities deliver high priority food relief items to people in need in the lead up to Christmas. The week-long initiative started this week and Forbes customers are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items into the specially marked Local Community Food Drive trolley in-store.
Donated items will be distributed either directly to a store’s local community food relief charity partner, or via one of Woolworths’ major food relief partners, such as OzHarvest, FareShare and Foodbank, and their network of local charities they support, to ensure Forbes residents in need receive the donated essential food items.
Woolworths Forbes has also committed to donating a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Local Community Food Drive and their local community’s food relief charity.
Woolworths Forbes Store Manager, Gail Legg said: “Food insecurity continues to be a real issue in communities across Australia and the past year has made it even more difficult for a growing number of families to access nutritious food and essentials. As Today’s Fresh Food People, we’re committed to supporting local communities and helping those less fortunate, particularly as we head into the festive season.
“I encourage Forbes customers to join us and make a donation to the Woolworths Local Community Food Drive when they shop with us. By simply adding a non-perishable product in the specially marked trolley, you will be helping someone in need in our local community.”
Forbes customers can donate in-store at Woolworths Forbes to the Woolworths Local Community Food Drive from 3 – 9 November.