Foodbank Creativity Tackles Christmas Hunger

Foodbank Creativity Tackles Christmas Hunger

Twenty well-known personalities joined hunger relief organisation Foodbank over the Christmas period to support Australians in need.

The Foodbank Plate Art Project brought together chefs, actors, artists, comedians, athletes, designers and politicians who have each designed and painted a plate to be auctioned on eBay

All proceeds from the auctions went to Foodbank to support the thousands of Australians who would otherwise have been hungry last Christmas.

Participating celebrities included chefs Pete Evans and Poh Ling Yeow, art legend Ken Done, actor and painter Barry Otto, childrens entertainment group The Wiggles, fashion designers Charlie Brown and Clea Garrick, adventure travel show presenter Tim Charody, comedian Hannah Gadsby and Senator Barnaby Joyce.

There was also enthusiastic support from the sporting sector with Olympians Jana Pittman, Cate Campbell and Anna Meares coming on board for the project.

Foodbank Australian chief executive officer John Webster said the organisation was thrilled to have so many Australian celebrities support the project.

“Our End Hunger in Australia report revealed that the largest group now depending on food assistance is low-income families,” John said.

“This means there are many parents who desperately want their children to experience the delight and magic of Christmas but are not be able to provide it.”

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