Published on: 2 November 2017

Our Year 10 ENCOMM (Environment and Community Service) boys and other student volunteers were recently presented with certificates of appreciation by Food Rescue UnitingCare West.

The boys have been supporting the charity’s food rescue efforts to date by saving and sorting excess food items (from local supermarkets) for re-distribution to charities around Perth. Each Wednesday afternoon boxes of food are delivered to the School by UnitingCare West, and then the ENCOMM team carry out their Food Rescue activities.

“This year the boys have saved over 3000kg of food through Food Rescue which is fantastic. Excess or nearly dated food items which could have ended up at the tip are now feeding people in need all around Perth,” says Food Rescue Coordinator and Geography teacher Ms Jane Shannon.

Food Rescue is a UnitingCare West program feeding disadvantaged people in Western Australia and aims to alleviate hunger by rescuing perishable, fresh and nutritious food from cafes, caterers, supermarkets and wholesalers. The program assists 81 different charities with a variety of people in need including people experiencing homelessness, women and children in crisis, vulnerable young people, indigenous communities, elderly people, refugees, new arrivals and low income families.