Glory aiming to make a difference through Foodbank WA partnership

Perth Glory is proud to announce that it will be partnering with Foodbank WA at the club’s ISUZU UTE A-League home game against Macarthur FC at Macedonia Park on Saturday 1 April.

As part of a collaboration with Stirling Macedonia FC, Glory will be raising funds and collecting essential food items on gameday to assist Foodbank WA in their efforts to help everyday Australians who are going without.

On any given day in Australia, over 500,000 households are struggling to put food on the table and more than 116,000 WA children lived in severely food insecure households in the past year.

Last year, Foodbank sourced the equivalent of 82 million meals for 2950 charity partners, with nearly eight million of those meals being provided to Western Australians in need.

Glory CEO Anthony Radich is extremely proud that the club is playing its part in assisting the organisation to continue undertaking its vital work

“We are delighted to be partnering with Foodbank WA,” he said.

“I know our amazing Members and fans will join us on Saturday 1 April to raise some essential food and funds for what is a fantastic organisation.

“Giving to Foodbank WA will help provide meals to those who need it most and every dollar donated will provide two meals to those in need.

“Staff will be on hand to collect food donations at the gate on matchday, or you can make a real impact today by making a tax- deductable donation at http://foodbank.org.au/perthglory.”

Foodbank WA CEO, Kate O’Hara, is similarly excited by the partnership.

“I’d like to sincerely thank Perth Glory and Stirling Macedonia for such valuable support of Foodbank WA,” she said.

“We’ve been seeing record numbers through our doors.

“Many families seeking our help have never needed food assistance before.

“Rising interest rates, fuel and grocery costs are pushing more and more West Australians into financial hardship.

“Foodbank WA is here for everyday West Australians who are going without and you can play a direct part in helping us by making a donation at foodbank.org.au/perthglory.

“If you are planning to attend the game why not bring along some canned food?

“It will make a big difference to families doing it tough right now.”

Stirling Macedonia Club President Luke Pavlos believes that the April 1 event can provide the springboard for future fundraising collaborations in aid of Foodbank WA.

“We are very honoured to be part of this amazing initiative to support Foodbank WA in conjunction with Perth Glory,” he said. 

“Foodbank WA is an amazing charity that supports those struggling families by providing food and essentials that they may not otherwise be able to afford.

“With this being Glory’s final Men’s fixture at Macedonia Park, it provides the perfect opportunity for a call to arms, for Football fans to unite and support those in need by donating to this amazing cause and we look forward to developing this partnership going forward.

“I would personally like to thank Neil Starkie of Saint Barts for bringing the initiative to the attention of our WA football community and hope that the outcome will help to support both his and other amazing charities that Foodbank WA actively support for the betterment of our communities.”

Perth Glory Members and fans are asked to bring canned goods to the Macarthur FC game and donate them at the Foodbank WA marquee which will be located directly outside the entrance gate at Macedonia Park.

Financial donations, meanwhile, can be made via http://foodbank.org.au/perthglory