From Catherine O’Sullivan, Head of Conlon House
Conlon House will be running a food drive for FOODBANK from Monday 10 September to Friday 21 September.
Hunger is a hidden crisis in Australia, with over 3.6 million people experiencing food insecurity at some point every year, 33% of which are children. The main recipients of food relief are individuals and families who have generally low incomes or are unemployed, not just those who are homeless. The face of hunger in Australia is diverse – it affects males, females, children, the elderly, single people and families, students, employed, unemployed and retired people.
FOODBANK is Australia’s largest food relief organisation providing 60 million meals a year to over 2,400 charities and 1,000 schools around the country.
With so many Australians still experiencing food insecurity, we are here to help! All food collected will be provided to families and children in need.
Each house will be responsible for bringing in a non-perishable staple food item
Aungier – Breakfast cereals
Brennan – Canned: soup, tuna, salmon, baked beans, spaghetti
Conlon – Pasta, Instant noodles, rice
Green – Canned fruit and vegetables
Lacey – Spreads: vegemite, honey, jam etc.
O’Connor – Coffee and Tea bags
Quinn – Pasta sauces, simmer sauces
Tevlin – Baby food, UHT & Evaporated milk
* All donations need to be in their original packaging with labels. Please ensure that all food items are still in date.
Boys can hand their food items to their Wellbeing mentor or directly to Wellbeing Centre.