The HFB Eid cards are back for 2017!
For the past three years, we have been putting Eid cards into our food boxes each Ramadan.
And each year, we have been consulting the children in our community for their genius to produce the designs!
This year, Sr Halida’s year 3 class from Australian Islamic College – Dianella took the challenge on and turned it into a competition.
We add the Eid cards each year as a warm greeting to the recipients of our food boxes. It’s also a great way to get the kids in our community engaged from a young age, even if it’s with something as simple as designing an Eid card.
(It’s also at least 30% for us because we get the giggles every time – kids are adorable and have wonderful imaginations, okay?!)
We have chosen three winners from 17 entries and they are:
A big shoutout to the amazing kids from AIC Dianella and their wonderful teacher for facilitating this initiative.
Our ambassadors are constantly going above and beyond for us.
Husna is a part of Perth’s Indonesian community and has been a part of the HFB family for a year. She started out as a packing day volunteer but then took on the role of ambassador when Sr. Niniel (a former ambassador) moved interstate.
Every month she coordinates her community to collect, pick up and drop off donations – essentially running her own mini-HFB complete even with her own ambassadors.
To understand just how awesome Husna and the Indonesian community are, simply note down the fact that instead of raising the minimum of 5 food boxes in March…they collected 24 boxes worth of food!
Find out more about Husna and her experience as an ambassador below!
If you’d like to get in touch and find out more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The most frequently asked question to our project is: “Where do your food boxes go?”
What underlies this question is a genuine curiosity around poverty and disadvantage in Perth.
In February we were lucky enough to host Tori Cooke, Manager of Family and Justice Services from our partner agency, Ruah. Tori got insight into what we do and was able to shed some light on how our food boxes are used.
Continue reading ““Walking with the Vulnerable” | Meet Tori from Ruah”
Tomorrow marks the first day of 2017! But for the minute, it is still 2016 so let’s take this moment to look back on our highlights of the year.
Continue reading “Wrapping Up 2016!”
I think I can speak for the entire team here at the HFB when I say that we didn’t think that HSPs (Halal Snack Packs) would make their way into our operations. I mean, we were aware of them, we’d joked about them here and there but it certainly played a very minimal part in our lives until Gemma Black came along.
Continue reading “When the HSP met HFB!”
We are on the brink of June yet we still get together as a team and talk about how exhausted we are from March and April. The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of events, promo and new endeavours. To save you the trouble of having to read through it all, we spent a lot of time documenting the past couple of months in photographs and videos. Enjoy!
Continue reading “Being Busy Bees & the Big 130 | MAR-APR Wrap Up”
As a project we always have our sights set on the future – always considering what our organisation can become and how we’re going to get there.
This year we launched the HFB Ambassadors Program at our Afternoon Ladies Tea event.
A running theme in our meetings leading up to 2016 is that we saw no reason why we couldn’t pack more boxes. We set our target of 130 boxes per month and alhamdulillah we hit that target on the 27th of March 2016!
And this was largely due to our amazing ambassadors and their dedication.
Our Ambassador Program is open to any one in the community eager to make a positive contribution locally. The task is simple: provide 5 boxes of food per month and do it however you want. Throw together a sporting event or put on a BBQ; host a morning tea or hold a bake sale.
Our ambassadors are encouraged to think outside the box and entertain any or every crazy idea that will engage the greater community in the conversation about food security for all. We’re actually pretty excited to see what fun ideas people come up with! 🙂
Check out these videos for a snippet of what went down at our Ladies Tea, hear one of our ambassadors speak & find out more about how you can get involved!