CAN-do drive on again as Albany Foodbank calls for community support ahead of Christmas

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Foodbank Albany's Vivian Caton, Rod Pfeiffer and Angus Maxwell..
Camera IconFoodbank Albany's Vivian Caton, Rod Pfeiffer and Angus Maxwell.. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany Foodbank is calling on the community to show support for its annual CAN-do drive.

The initiative aims to bolster the stock on the charity’s shelves as the holiday season draws closer.

Branch manager Rod Pfeiffer encouraged residents to get behind the annual drive which has been running for more than a decade.

“It’s a thing we look forward to each year to help bolster stocks, especially of the non-perishables and without it we just wouldn’t have enough stock leading into Christmas,” he said.

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“This is where the community really digs deep and are very generous. We raise, on average, 3.5-4.5 tonne of stock on the CAN-do drive, which is amazing, but it goes as quickly as comes in.”

Foodbank Albany's Rod Pfeiffer,Angus Maxwell and Vivian Caton..
Camera IconFoodbank Albany's Rod Pfeiffer,Angus Maxwell and Vivian Caton.. Credit: Laurie Benson

Non-perishable food items such as canned goods, pasta, rice, UHT milk and juice, flour, sauces and Christmas cakes can be placed in a box or bag by your letterbox with a CAN-do label by 10am on Sunday, December 4.

Teams of volunteers will then travel throughout Albany to collect the donations from the front of homes.

“We still need a few more volunteers to help with driving,” Mr Pfeiffer said.

“They donate a couple of hours of their time in the car just to drive around in the area designated on the map we give them.

“They’ll pick up anything that has been left out and just drop it back to the Foodbank.”

To become a CAN-do volunteer collector contact Foodbank Albany on 9842 6645 or email albany@foodbankwa.org.au.

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