With a five-day rapid lockdown in Western Australia announced on Sunday night, we found ourselves with a large amount of fresh milk and fruit on our hands that would otherwise have been delivered to workplaces across Perth.
Ryan Jones, our Warehouse and Distribution Manager had an idea.
He didn’t want it to go to waste, so he put our team into action loading 2,000L of milk and 1,900 pieces of fruit into the van and took them to Foodbank.
Who are Foodbank?
In normal times, Foodbank provides essential food and grocery relief to 815,000 Australians experiencing food insecurity every month. But these are not normal times and the charities that have been able to remain open during COVID-19 report that demand for food relief has been up 47% on average since the pandemic was declared.
The Foodbank Hunger Report 2020 revealed that three in ten Australians now experiencing food insecurity had not gone hungry before the pandemic and that young people.
Foodbank is addressing this crisis by supplying more food and groceries than ever before to charities for distribution to vulnerable people.
They provide over 206,000 meals a day to people in need.