Tag Archives: Foodbank

Woolworths launches drought action appeal with charities

Woolworths is doing its bit to help support communities that are experiencing some of the worst and most prolonged drought conditions on record. The retailer is doing this through partnering with Australian charities to launch the S.T.A.N.D (Support Through Australian Natural Disasters) Drought Action Appeal. The Salvation Army, Rural Aid, …

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Coles – you are beautiful, no matter what they say

Coles is cutting down on food waste by selling “unattractive” fruit and vegetables under a new banner, ‘I’m Perfect’. The supermarket calls the produce “flawed but adored”. Coles General Manager of Produce Brad Gorman says it’s one way Coles is working with suppliers to reduce food waste. “Our customers know …

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Four million Aussies go hungry, says Foodbank

A new report from Foodbank reveals that four million Australians have experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months. Now in its sixth year, the ‘Foodbank Hunger Report’ surveys charities and food-relief recipients nationwide. It does this to determine who accesses assistance, why, and what kind of assistance they need. …

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Simplot receives 2018 Foodbank Award

Simplot Australia has received the 2018 Foodbank Award in recognition of its contribution to tackling food insecurity in Australia. Presented annually, the award is given to a company for showing vision, innovation and leadership in working with Foodbank. “We ask a lot of our food and grocery partners because there …

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Brands set to donate 1m extra food items in Foodbank Shop & Share campaign

For its third successive year, Foodbank’s annual campaign will involve 15 of Australia’s top food brands donating one-for-one from selected products sold at Woolworths stores in the month of July. Ardmona, Devondale, John West, Chicken Tonight, Old El Paso, Vetta, McCain Foods Australia, Helga’s, SunRice, SPC, Primo, Mount Franklin, Continental, …

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First national food waste strategy to be drafted

The Australian Government will hold a roundtable forum in Melbourne in May ahead of a National Food Waste Summit in November, with the aim of developing the country’s first National Food Waste Strategy. The strategy’s objective will be to halve by 2030 the volume of Australia’s food wastage, which is …

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