IGA has partnered with national not-for-profit GIVIT to help support people affected by the recent floods in Townsville, Queensland.
Through the partnership, IGA will supply $100,000 in IGA shopping vouchers to families in affected areas.
“North Queensland is the food hub of our state and a vital part of our economy,” IGA Queensland and Northern NSW Retail Chair Frank Spanos said.
“Any issues there affect the rest of the state. So it’s important, particularly during such difficult times, that we support the people who provide so much for us.
“We hope these IGA gift cards help take a little bit of stress around putting food on the table.”
‘Devastation and heartache’
GIVIT Founder and CEO Juliette Wright says the flooding has caused “devastation and heartache” across large parts of Queensland.
“So we’re incredibly thankful to IGA for this generous donation of $100,000 in gift vouchers,” she said.
“This will allow flood-affected residents to buy what they urgently need to support their recovery. Residents will be able to buy cleaning products, replace items in their pantry, and help kids get back to school. This donation will have a massive impact for individuals and families who have lost everything.
“One hundred per cent of donations to GIVIT are used to purchase items that have been requested by our charity partners and recovery services supporting affected residents.”
GIVIT describes itself as “a national not-for-profit connecting those who have with those who need, in a private and safe way”. Its stated goal is to “support all agencies, services and charities in Australia who work directly with impoverished, marginalised and vulnerable people”.