Newsagencies support Foodbank WA during National Newsagency Week

Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association (ALNA) has created a new partnership with hunger relief charity, Foodbank, for an in-store community fundraising campaign during National Newsagent Week and beyond, to provide much-needed food relief to the increasing number of Australians in need in their communities.

The in-store activation will launch during our second annual National Newsagent Week, between 19th to 26th September, and will continue beyond that week with regular fundraisers in heightened times of need. Customers can purchase Foodbank tickets, which to make a cash donation to the value of meal equivalent.

Ben Kearney, CEO, Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association, said, “The local community has always been the driving force of the thousands of small businesses that we represent. Like the communities we serve, the current crisis has impacted newsagents around the country in many ways.

“The theme of National Newsagent Week this year is Community, and we want to use our platform to respond to the needs of many individuals and families impacted by COVID-19, and to provide support where it’s most needed.”

The donation drive will see participating newsagents offer special Foodbank Campaign tickets to their customers in exchange for $2 they will be able to provide 4 meals and $5, 10 meals for those in need. The great thing about Foodbank, is that every cent of those donations goes directly to purchase and distribute food to those in need in your state, and every $1 donated yields an equivalent of $5 retail value of food via Foodbank’s food procurement and relationships, which can put additional meals on the table of those in need in the community

Foodbank Australia CEO, Brianna Casey, said : “We are thrilled to partner with the Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association to reinforce our role in the community as we continue to provide emergency food relief to those affected by COVID-19. We have seen demand for food relief across the country grow exponentially at the height of the pandemic but we are so grateful for the amazing amount of support we have had from organisations such as ALNA.

Mr Kearney said, “As we continue to confront the extraordinary challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, we need all parties to come to the table and look out for each other. By committing to help Foodbank provide food relief, we hope to do our part in making sure those in need will not go hungry.

“The main thing that has kept newsagents resilient to a degree, and one of the things we do really well – particularly in local communities, is that we promote quality human interaction and local knowledge. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are the most important attributes of newsagents; they know their store and they know what’s going on in their community,” he said.

“The Australian Lottery and Newsagent Association is Australia’s peak industry body for news and lottery agents. Bricks and mortar retail is definitely hard work, but newsagents offer two things that cannot be offered in online retail: community and convenience. And while newsagents’ offerings will continue to evolve, those two sought-after qualities will remain ,” concluded Kearney.

Participating newsagencies in Western Australia:

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Paperbark Merchants Albany WA
Spencer Park Newsagency Albany WA
Brooks Garden News Albany WA
Heights Lottery Centre & News Alexander Heights WA
Applecross Village Newsagency Applecross WA
Champion Drive News Armadale WA
Haynes Good News Agency Armadale WA
The Lucky Charm Atwell Atwell WA
Australind Newsagency Australind WA
Vale Newsagency Aveley Aveley WA
Harrison Street Newsagency Balcatta WA
The Lucky Charm Newsagency Baldivis Baldivis WA
Ballajura City Lottery Centre and Post Ballajura WA
The Lucky Charm Bassendean Bassendean WA
Bayswater News and Lotteries Bayswater WA
Springs News Beechboro WA
NewsXpress Meve Beeliar WA
Beeliar Village Newspower Beeliar WA
Belridge Newsagency Beldon WA
The Lucky Charm Bertram Bertram WA
Bibra Lake News and Lotteries Bibra Lake WA
Melville Newspower Bicton WA
Bluff Point Newsagency Bluff Point WA
Garden City News Booragoon WA
Bridgetown Newsagency Bridgetown WA
Kenwick Village News Bullcreek WA
Bullsbrook Newsagency Bullsbrook WA
Brighton Village Newsagency Butler WA
Butler Central News Butler WA
Byford Newsagency & Lotteries Byford WA
Canning Vale Newsagency Canning Vale WA
Nextra Newsagency Carousel Cannington WA
Coolbellup Newsagency Canningvale WA
Capel Newsagency Capel WA
NewsXpress Carramar Carramar WA
Chidlow Post House Chidlow WA
Claremont Newsagency Claremont WA
Reuben’S Newsagency Collie WA
Family Shopping Centre916 Coorow WA
Ningaloo Newsagency Coral Bay WA
Napoleon Papier & Co Cottesloe WA
Craigie Lotteries Craigie WA
Dalyellup News & Lotteries Dalyellup WA
Darch Plaza Newsagency Darch WA
Denmark Newsagency (8) Denmark WA
Derby Newsagency Derby WA
Dianella Newspower Newsagency Dianella WA
Bayley Street Newsagency Dianella WA
East Victoria Park Newsagency & Deli East Victoria Park WA
Nextra Ellenbrook Ellenbrook WA
Boulevard Lottery Centre & News Esperance WA
Esperance Lottery Centre & Newsagency Esperance WA
Exmouth Newsagency & Toyworld Exmouth WA
Miami News Falcon WA
Forum Newsagency Floreat Forum WA
Nextra Paper Place Forrestfield WA
Edinburgh Road Newsagency Forrestfield WA
Parkside Newsagency Fremantle WA
Gidgegannup Newsagency Gidgegannup WA
Glendalough Newsagency Glendalough WA
The Lucky Charm Greenwood Greenwood WA
Newsxpress Halls Head Halls Head WA
The Village News High Wycombe WA
Hocking News Hocking WA
Candlewood Village Newsagency Joondalup WA
The Lucky Charm Joondalup Joondalup WA
Jurien Bay Newsagency Jurien Bay WA
The Lucky Charm Kalamunda Kalamunda WA
Kalbarri Newsagency & Gift Centre Kalbarri WA
Kalgoorlie Newsagency Kalgoorlie WA
City News Kalgoorlie Kalgoorlie WA
Kardinya Park News & Cards Kardinya WA
Karratha Lottery Centre & Newsagency Karratha WA
Karrinyup News Karrinyup WA
Kowald’s Newsagency Katanning WA
Kelmscott Newsagency Kelmscott WA
Kingsley Newsagency Kingsley WA
Lancelin Post Office Store Lancelin WA
Langford News and Post Office Langford WA
Kingsway City Newsagency Madeley WA
Forum West Newsagency Mandurah WA
Manjimup Newsagency Manjimup WA
Margaret River Lottery & News Margaret River WA
Marmion Post and Newsagency Marmion WA
The Lucky Charm Meadow Springs Meadow Springs WA
Merredin Nextra News and Stationery Merredin WA
NewsXpress Centrepoint Midland Midland WA
The Lucky Charm Midland Midland WA
The Lucky Charm Newsagency Mirrabooka Mirrabooka WA
Moora Newsagency Moora WA
Carramar Lottery Centre & Newsagency Morley WA
Morley North News Morley WA
Crimea Newsagency Morley WA
Mosman Park Lottery Centre & Newsagency Mosman Park WA
The Mezz News Mount Hawthorn WA
Mount Lawley Newsagency Mount Lawley WA
Mukinbudin Trading Post Mukinbudin WA
Mullaloo Newsagency Mullaloo WA
Mundaring News & Lotto Mundaring WA
Myaree Newspower Newsagency Myaree WA
Nannup Newsagency & Post Office Nannup WA
Narrogin Newsagency Narrogin WA
Captain Stirling News Nedlands WA
Newman News Gifts and Lottery Centre Newman WA
Port Coogee Newsagency & Lottery North Coogee WA
Newsxpress Silver Sands North Mandurah WA
Northampton Newsagency Northampton WA
Zana’s Lottery Centre Orelia WA
Pemberton Post and Newasgency Pemberton WA
Peppermint Grove N/a & Lottery Centre Peppermint Grove WA
The Lucky Charm Express-City Rail Perth WA
Nextra Cloisters Perth WA
Metro City Railway News Perth WA
Equus Newsagency Perth WA
News Time Lottery Centre Perth WA
London Court News & Lotto Perth WA
The Lucky Charm Pinjarra Pinjarra WA
Kooyong Newsagency Rivervale WA
Nextra Rockingham City News Rockingham WA
The Lucky Charm Newsagency Rockingham Rockingham WA
Parmelia Delivery Round Rockingham WA
Phoenix Newsagency Samson WA
Shelley News & P O Shelley WA
Hampton Road Lottery Centre & News South Fremantle WA
The Lucky Charm South Hedland South Hedland WA
SX Hardware & News Southern Cross WA
The Lucky Charm Southern River Southern River WA
Spearwood Heights Newsagency Spearwood WA
Subiaco Square Newsagency Subiaco WA
Harmony Newsagency Subiaco WA
Gateways News & Lottery Centre Success WA
Forrest Lakes Newsagency Thornlie WA
Thornlie Square Newspower Thornlie WA
The Lucky Charm Newsagency -Vic Park Victoria Park WA
Wanneroo Central Newsagency Wanneroo WA
The Lucky Charm Warnbro Warnbro WA
Waroona Newsagency Waroona WA
Warwick Grove Lottery Centre & N/A Warwick WA
Wellard Square News and Gifts Newspower Wellard WA
West Perth Newsagency West Perth WA
Mayfair News West Perth WA
Princess Road News & Lotto Westminster WA
The Lucky Charm Willetton Willetton WA
Burrendah Newsagency Willetton WA
Winthrop Village News & Gifts Winthrop WA
Woodlands Newsagency & Lotteries Woodlands WA
Woodvale Newsagency Woodvale WA