BAPS Charities in Perth organised its first food collection drive and donation on 18 December 2020.
During December, families, children, youth and volunteers of BAPS generously collected and donated 5,123 vegetarian food cans and dry pantry, equivalent to 2.71 tonnes of food, to support those in need during this year’s Christmas period.
The food collected is being donated to The Salvation Army, Spiers Centre, No Limits Perth and Food Bank.
Ian Goodenough, MP and Federal Member of Moore, was overwhelmed with the continued support and generosity from the donors and indicated that this tremendous donation would ensure that no-one would go hungry this Christmas.
Albert Jacob, Mayor of Joondalup was deeply appreciative of the generosity from BAPS and said “This year is particularly difficult for everyone, especially with COVID situation impacting so many people. We are so grateful to have BAPS sincerely and always serving others so selflessly.”
Representatives from the Salvation Army, Spiers Centre, No Limits and Food Bank were equally ecstatic and thankful for the donation on behalf of the community and this donation would lift Christmas spirits significantly through the community.
The CEO of Food Bank WA, Greg Hebble, thanked BAPS Charities for their support during this Christmas break and indicated that the food provided was part of the essential food required to support the community and would feed over 1,000 people.
Dylan Wadia BAPS Charities volunteer, sharing his thoughts indicated “BAPS Charities is fortunate to be able to serve those in need, to share our common desire of goodwill and allows us to live the spirit of service. One of our core values is to selflessly serve others, and through this donation we wish to serve those in need to help create a better Australia.”