MAX Employment AAR Field Officer Tamika Biddlecombe, jobactive Regional Manager Robyn Calliess and SA/NT General Manager Alex Zaikis with Foodbank SA Supervisor Sonya Peters and Founder Leigh Royans.
collect surplus, salvaged and donated food and grocery products from food producers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers and distributes it to charities and community groups for people in need.
General Manager and Founder of Foodbank SA Leigh Royans said that the $5000 grant will go towards furthering their services.
“The $5000 MAX Foundation donation to our fruit and vege program ensures we can continue to grow the program in response to the escalating need for healthy produce for the state’s most marginalised.”
Thanks to Foodbank SA, every month over 85,000 disadvantaged South Australians have access to free fruit and vegetables – over 1 million kilos of fresh produce is gifted annually.
Leigh said the donation couldn’t have come at a better time.
“Times are hard in our sector, with demands for our services continually growing but competition for sector program funding at an all-time high.”
Foodbank SA relies heavily on donations to keep the service operating for those who need it the most.
“The program only operates due to the constant support of philanthropy and goodwill via a large collaboration of funding bodies…
"Literally hundreds of businesses all pulling together to empower the daily work at our fresh fruit and vege centre!”
Nationally, MAX Foundation has donated $49,000 towards 14 charities including Pine Rivers Meals on Wheels, Logan Women’s Health and Wellbeing Centre and Dreambuilders Care in 2017.
*MAX Foundation is funded by charitable gifts from MAX Solutions employees and matched by grants from the Company. MAX Foundation is committed to supporting organisations and programs that promote personal growth and self-sufficiency through improved health and community development.
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or call 1800 625 350.