Face Masks Available For Community Services Organisations
The WA Government has a significant supply of face masks that are due to expire in April and June 2022. To ensure these resources are not wasted, the Department of Communities has partnered with Foodbank WA and WACOSS to allow the Community Services Sector to access these supplies at no cost.
The masks are available to any organisation that would like an allocation, and the intent is to distribute the masks as evenly as possible across WA.
Individual organisations will be responsible for ensuring their allocation of masks is used in accordance with expiry dates once they receive them. Please refer to the external plastic sleeves for individual expiry dates.
We would like to invite our members, and the wider community services sector, to collect a volume of face masks from the Foodbank branch closest to you.
To arrange your collection please email Foodbank to advise you wish to collect from one their branches and to arrange a suitable collection time from their Perth, Peel, Bunbury, Albany, Kalgoorlie or Geraldton locations.
Masks will be available for pickup on or after the following dates:
- Perth – from Friday 25 February 2022
- Regional branches Peel, Bunbury, Albany, Kalgoorlie, or Geraldton – from Thursday 3 March 2022.
Additionally, WACOSS is working on a distribution model for service providers who only have regional locations outside the Foodbank WA network - Esperance, the Wheatbelt, West and East Kimberley and the Pilbara. Further advice will be provided as soon as possible.
We thank you for your assistance with this matter to ensure some of the most vulnerable members of our community have access to this vital safety item.