Western Sydney Wanderers partner with Foodbank NSW & ACT
In November 2018, The Western Sydney Wanderers kicked off their partnership with Foodbank NSW & ACT by collecting food at the Sydney Derby and volunteering their time packing hampers, just in time for Christmas.
This large scale food drive was determined to collect non-perishable food to support families in Western Sydney and other parts of NSW this Christmas. Fans and attendees of Wanderers were asked to bring along non-perishable foods as well as personal hygiene and simple household items for collection at the Wanderers v Sydney FC match in December 2018.
Foodbank’s vision is to achieve an Australia without hunger and with the support of Wanderers and their fans, 160 kilograms of food was collected on match day to help Aussies going without.
Foodbank NSW & ACT’s CEO Gerry Andersen said the organisation was happy to partner with another business in Western Sydney.
The Wanderers and Foodbank food drive is a great initiative and we’re really happy to be part of it, and we just know that the people we’re serving and providing food to will be so appreciative, so we thank the Wanderers already.
Wanderers players Remy Siemsen and Josh Risdon came on board as Ambassadors for the cause and were part of a group of Wanderers staff and players who packed and labeled hampers to those in need in the lead up to Christmas in 2018.