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Birthday milestone for Foodbank
Birthday milestone for Foodbank

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Foodbank had its first birthday on Wednesday.

According to Foodbank WA Kalgoorlie-Boulder manager Butch Lassey, Foodbank was the fastest growing business in town and there would continue to be “incredible growth” of the business in the next 12 months.

“It’s been a blessing to agencies…they’ve been able to feed more people than ever before,” Mr Lassey said.

Mr Lassey said since Foodbank first opened in Kalgoorlie-Boulder there had been a five-fold increase in demand for its services.

“This time last year we donated 4000kg a month, last month we donated 18,000kg,” he said.

“In our first year we donated 140,000kg of food.”

Twelve volunteers work at the Foodbank including several who assisted for the entire year-long lifespan of the business.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Foodbank supplies fresh fruit, vegetables and dry goods to every major welfare organisation in town.