Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Charity begins at home with much needed support going to worthwhile causes

    3/04/2020 9:00 AM
     
    • ​Optus Stadium donates more than $70,000 in food and beverages
    • The State Government is committed to supporting local charities
    • RAC Arena continues to support Salvation Army by donating supplies

    The State Government has announced Optus Stadium will donate more than $70,000 worth of food and beverages to OzHarvest to help those most in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

     

    OzHarvest is Australia's leading food rescue organisation, delivering more than 100 tonnes of quality excess food each month to more than 90 charitable agencies across Western Australia.

     

    Today, Optus Stadium has donated items such as orange juice, coffee, tea, water, soft drink, chips, nuts and condiments that would have otherwise gone unused due to the suspension of the AFL season.

     

    OzHarvest estimates food donated by Optus Stadium last year equated to 128,000 meals.

     

    RAC Arena has also recently donated 750 sandwiches, wraps and sushi packs, 40 kilograms of fruit, 100 kilograms of vegetables and 30 litres of milk to their community partner the Salvation Army after the Perth Wildcats NBL grand final series was cut short.

     

    Optus Stadium and RAC Arena on behalf of the State Government will continue to support these charity groups at a time when many Western Australians are in vulnerable situations.

     

    If you are a commercial business with a surplus of food please consider donating to such charities as OzHarvest and The Salvation Army

     

    Comments attributed to Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray:

     

    "It is so important for the State Government to continue its commitment to helping the most vulnerable in the community. I'm proud to see Optus Stadium working directly with such charities to provide healthy food for many West Australians who are struggling.

     

    "The impact of community partnerships such as this have many benefits. They provide essential food items for people for those in need and also excellent exposure for vital charitable organisations such as OzHarvest."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6400