We have always been driven to help strengthen our local community. That’s why this year we decided to further our commitment by launching a new staff volunteer program that is focused on working for and with Foodbank to help source and deliver food for Australians in need.
Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation. Last year alone, Foodbank sourced the equivalent of 86.7 million meals for their 2,950 charity partners, providing food relief to more than a million people each month.
The Foodbank team is small and relies heavily on volunteers to help them get food to the people that need it. That’s why we really wanted to roll up our sleeves and get involved.
We put a call out to our amazing team and were overwhelmed by the positive response. Since March, nominated staff have been volunteering at the Edwardstown Foodbank Food Hub every Friday morning to help pack hampers, sort products and bag fruit and vegetables.
Being in the Foodbank warehouse and putting together meal packs really makes you feel like you’re giving something back to the community. You know that people who have fallen on hard times, or who need extra support are benefitting from the charity's hard workChris
Broker Relationship Manager
With more than 135,000 South Australians relying on Foodbank’s services every month, we hope to continue supporting the incredible team at Foodbank to help meet this demand.
It was a really amazing experience to meet the Foodbank team, hear their stories and give a few hours of my day to support othersKathryn
Lending Support Manager
The commitment to being there for and with our communities is a big part of why we exist, and it’s a real privilege to partner with Foodbank, an organisation that makes a massive difference to the lives of vulnerable Australians.
If you’d like to volunteer with Foodbank visit the Foodbank Website