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Altitude Team Lends a Hand at Foodbank

Article By Adam Hurwood | | General News
Every quarter we hold a staff morning tea to raise funds for a charity we believe is important and needs our help. This quarter the team chose Foodbank, after the recent Securitor Convention in Hobart where a few of our staff members (Adam H, Brett, Adam C and James) volunteered their time at the Hobart Foodbank distribution warehouse and assisted in assembling various packages of donated foods. They were very impressed with the amount of logistics and manpower that go into an organisation such as this one and were inspired to raise funds to help.

Foodbank is by far, the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia

Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. They operate with a staff of approximately 90 employees and over 3,000 volunteers in all states and territories of Australia.

Foodbank rescues edible but surplus food and groceries from the country’s farmers, manufacturers and retailers. This includes product that is out of specification, close to date code, has incorrect labelling or damaged packaging as well as excess stock and deleted lines. Without Foodbank much of this food would simply go to landfill.

Foodbank collects the food or food companies deliver their donations to their warehouses around Australia – last year alone they provided 24 million kilograms of food and groceries to Foodbank. Over 2,500 charities and 640 schools collect the donated food and distribute it to adults and children in need as prepared meals, food hampers and emergency parcels. The food rescued by Foodbank feeds on average 88,000 people a day.

Foodbank’s vision is to achieve an Australia without hunger

Last year Foodbank distributed the equivalent of 32 million meals. Their target by 2015 is to distribute 65 million meals.

Want to help?

If you would like to contribute to Foodbank’s vision to achieve an Australia without hunger please visit their websiteDonate FoodDonate FundsDonate ServicesVolunteer