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Executive Leadership Team volunteer with Food Rescue

Several members of the UnitingCare West Executive Leadership Team walked throughout the Perth CBD collecting food for those most in need via the Food Rescue Cargo Carts.

David Cain, Kim Brooklyn, Ian Moore, Daniel Viljoen and Mark Fuderer walked throughout the CBD on Monday 19 January, visiting the designated cafés that supply Food Rescue with their surplus fresh food each afternoon. This collection supplied four of the usual five charities that Food Rescue help, including Manna, The Salvation Army and UCW’s own Tranby Day Centre and Family Foundations Service.

The carts collect hundreds of sandwiches each day, often having to empty their contents into the Food Rescue van during their collection run.

The carts operate each day for around two hours in the afternoon and are usually operated by corporate volunteers from within the CBD. Food Rescue is currently looking for more corporate teams to come on board with a range of roster positions on offer. Corporate teams not only get to give back to the local Perth community but have the opportunity to gain extensive public exposure as they walk around the city conducting their collections with the carts.

For more information about getting involved with the Cargo Carts or if you are aware of a charity or program that is in need of fresh food that could be supplied by Food Rescue, contact Julie Broad, Manager Food Rescue on 0437 245 840 or julie.broad@unitingcarewest.org.au

 

 

Image (from left to right): David Cain, Executive Manager Community Living; Lyndon Nilsson, Team Leader Food Rescue; Kim Brooklyn, Executive Manager Strengthening Communities; Mark Fuderer, Executive Manager Corporate Services; Ian Moore, Executive Manager Business Development & Strategy and Daniel Viljoen, Mission Development Leader.