Published on: 17 May 2018

The 2018 Principal’s Food Drive supports Perth’s homeless and was officially launched last week with each of our eight Houses now collecting their allocated food items.

This is the third year in a row that Christ Church has participated in the Principal’s Food Drive as part of Homelessness Week, an annual week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions.

Each House group is currently responsible for collecting a certain food item which our senior PMC boys will collate to prepare into food packs. Items include sultanas, baked beans, muesli bars, tinned tuna and fruit cups.

“In 2017 the boys prepared over 500 food packs and we hope to beat that target this year,” says Acting Co-ordinator of the Peter Moyes Centre, Daniela Chacon.

“Current statistics show that on any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless and 27% of those are under the age of 18. It’s an alarming statistic and we as a community have an obligation to help those doing it tough. It’s fantastic that our Senior School boys are getting involved.”

The packs will be presented to St George’s Cathedral later this month, and then re-distributed to the homeless community of Perth.