9 March 2017

$10 million to feed WA's hungry

Lotterywest is delighted to have received the Foodbank Purple Hard Hat Award.

Haven’t heard of Foodbank? They provide an average of 166,000 meals a day to Australian adults and children in need.  

Foodbank rescues edible but surplus food and groceries from the country’s farmers, manufacturers and retailers and distribute it as prepared meals, food hampers and emergency parcels.

Over 2500 charities and 1500 schools rely on the donated meals to feed the 2.2 million Australians currently living in poverty – a pretty scary statistic if you ask us.

Unfortunately supply doesn’t always meet demand and there is a significant gap between the amount of staple foods rescued and what is needed by the charities to provide a nutritious meal.

Financial contributions from the public provide essential funds to cover the elements that cannot be obtained through donations.

We’re pleased to report that thanks to our players and retailers we’ve now been able to contribute more than $10 million toward the fight against hunger.

So while they’ve kindly recognised us with an award, we wanted to take this opportunity to recognise the real hero – YOU! Every time you play Lotterywest games you allow us to support invaluable community organisations like Foodbank WA.