FOODBANK VICTORIA - PARTNERSHIPS & EVENTS MANAGER 22 August 2019
With almost 90 years’ experience, Foodbank Victoria is the largest and oldest food relief charity in the state. Foodbank Victoria feeds over 116,000 Victorians every month who are struggling to put food on the table. Although this number is staggering, there are still thousands of people being turned away each and every month because there is not enough food to go around.
In 2017/18, from their distribution centre in Yarraville, Foodbank Victoria distributed more than 8.4 million kilograms of staple, fresh and frozen foods – the equivalent of providing more than 15 million meals to their 400 charity partners across Victoria – supporting vital food relief programs including community pantries, kitchens and dining halls, mobile soup vans and emergency food hampers.
They also work with the Victorian Department of Education and Training to deliver Australia’s largest School Breakfast Clubs program, providing more than 50,000 healthy breakfasts a week in 500 state primary schools. Although Foodbank is achieving so much, there is still a long way to go to ensure everyone has access to the healthy food they deserve and no one goes hungry.
StockMatters is doing their small part to assist families in need by donating 1 meal with every transaction. To find out how your organisation can get involved and support this wonderful cause, please contact their partnerships team on (03) 9362 8326.