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Foodbank Western Australia

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief charity in WA. It provides support for thousands of disadvantaged families each month.

  • Charity:Mental Health,Aboriginal,Child Welfare,Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Environmental,Family,Food,Local Community
  • Type:DGR 1 Status

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Description

Foodbank WA works to ease the suffering of those people affected by prolonged hunger.

In partnership with food donors, and more than 900 community groups, welfare agencies and schools, it provides nutrition support to in excess of 68,000 Western Australian's each month.

Prolonged hunger is a leading health issue. Sufferers are vulnerable to a range of health issues including compromised immunity, reduced bone density and poor organ health.

Children and seniors are most at risk. For children, poor and inadequate nutrition can lead to learning and growth problems and lead to a life of unfulfilled potential.

Foodbank WA has developed nutrition programs to assist people in need with choosing and preparing healthy foods. 

It's School Breakfast Program is the the largest in Australia. Currently operating in 432 schools extending from Kalumburu to Warburton to Esperance the program supports more than 16,000 students benefit each week.

The Foodbank WA network extends from the state head office in Perth into regional centres in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Peel.

Foodbank WA welcomes volunteers and regularly has groups of corporate volunteers attend to assist with its vital work.

To join the fight against prolonged hunger visit www.foodbankwa.org.au of call (08)9258 9277.

 

Wirrpanda Foundation

The Wirrpanda Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across our three pillars of education, employment and health.

  • Charity:Education & Training,Employment & Training,Fundraising,Sport & Recreation,Aboriginal
  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity

Details

  • Employees (FTE):26
  • Established:2005

Description

<p> The priority of the Foundation remains employing local Aboriginal role models who are empowered to build capacity in their own communities.</p> <p> Since commencing operation in 2005, the Foundation has maintained its focus of improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices. The Foundation has established a number of successful programs in Perth, regional Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, and Queensland, and in doing so, has reached over 35,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.</p> <p> The main focus of each program is to improve the life outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by targeting areas at specific stages of their lives.</p> <p> The success of the programs relies heavily on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentors developing, delivering and managing these programs. The Foundation celebrates Aboriginal culture as one of the longest surviving in the world and aims to advance Indigenous Australians beyond their current health, education and employment standards.</p>

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