Food donation box opens

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on September 27, 2019

A NEW commercial collaboration in Albany hopes to increase the amount of food available to struggling families on a permanent basis.

Albany Plaza, Coles Albany Plaza and Foodbank Albany have joined forces to install a permanent food donation box out the front of Coles Albany Plaza.

Recently appointed Coles Albany Plaza Store Manager Karan Sharma said he was eager to jump on board with the project the moment he learned about it.

“We want to help locals as much as we can,” he said.

“We’re over the moon that we can do this and want to thank Albany Plaza management for their support.”

Foodbank Albany Manager Rod Pfeiffer described the donation box as a “huge” win for the organisation.

“This is the first permanent box we’ve had and it can increase our variety of stock we can offer people in need,” he said.

“We’ll collect at least 7000 meals per year now, just from this box.”