Support the Wesley Mission Victoria 24th “Food for Families” appeal

Food for Families

Food for Families

Christmas is an exciting time for many families, but for others, it can be a difficult time with some not able to put food on the table. That’s why for the last 23 Christmases, Wesley Mission Victoria’s Food For Families appeal has been collecting non-perishable food donations for families in need. Last year the campaign collected 45 tonnes of non-perishable items and helped 20,000 families throughout 2015.

Wesley Mission Victoria invited me to put my chef’s hat on and create a recipe to demonstrate that delicious meals can be made using non-perishable food items, although I didn’t think I’d be able to create something that someone else would want to eat – plus I’d have to put something with the baked beans! – so I’ll leave the cooking to Food for Families chef ambassador and ex-MasterChef 2015 contestant Sara Oteri.

Sara will no doubt create some amazing combinations that I couldn’t even dream of – keep an eye on the Wesley Mission Victoria Facebook page to see what she comes up with!

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If you’re located in Victoria, you can help families in need in your community by filling a collection box with donations of non-perishable food and toiletries in the lead-up to Christmas. Donations go directly to individuals and families experiencing crisis, providing nutritious food and household essentials at Christmas time and all through 2016. If you’re not in Victoria, you can still donate to the cause – see here for more information on how you can help.

Make sure you check out the infographic below for some compelling reasons why you should support this great appeal, or a similar cause in your own State.

Food for Families

About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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