It's a sad fact, but not everyone celebrates Christmas with lots of presents under the tree and enough food on the table.
With this in mind the City of Bayswater will launch its annual Christmas Food Appeal on November 6 to help those in need.
This year all donations will help support St Vincent de Paul's work in the local community.
"It's very important that we give back to the community that we all live and work in, especially over the festive season," Mayor Dan Bull said.
"Christmas can be an incredibly hard time for some families and so we're urging everyone who can make a donation to bring them in to the City or drop them at one of our many collection points.
"Your donation could make the world of difference to someone struggling this Christmas so we ask you to dig deep and give as much as you can."
Items in need this year are tinned tuna and tinned meat, pasta sauces, new toys for children 10-years old and over, treats, lollies and general Christmas items, toiletries and tea and coffee.
Non-perishable food items can be left at the following collection points up until Wednesday, December 8:
The City of Bayswater Civic Centre (61 Broun Avenue, Morley), Paddy Walker Works Depot (15 Wright Street, Bayswater), Morley Library (Dewar Street, Morley), Bayswater Library (King William Street, Bayswater), The RISE (28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands) and Bayswater Waves Aquatic Centre (Broun Avenue and Priestly Street, Embleton).
For more information about items that are in need this Christmas please contact the City's Events team on 9272 0694 or visit www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/events.