OzHarvest, Woolworths set an ambitious seven-million meal target for Christmas Appeal

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Several Woolworths in the Pilbara have taken part in an ambitious donation target to raise the equivalent of seven million meals this Christmas to meet the growing demand for food relief.

To mark OzHarvest’s seventh annual Christmas Appeal, Woolworths in Karratha, Wickham and Port Hedland will join in achieving a fundraising amount of $3.5 million, equivalent to seven million meals, to support families in need.

Customers can round up their purchase to the nearest dollar or purchase a 50¢ token in-store or online, equivalent to a meal.

Additionally, another 50¢ will be donated from every limited edition OzHarvest Santa cookie sold in-store from November 24.

Woolworths Karratha and Wickham group manager Daniel Gerritsen said a little bit could go a long way to help feed a person or family.

“For most Pilbara residents, Christmas is a joyful time but for those not knowing how they are putting food on the table, the holiday period can be an extra stressful time,” he said.

OzHarvest founder and chief executive Ronni Kahn said a simple 50¢ token or round up at the checkout could mean food on the table for someone in need.

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