There has been a 47% increase in the demand for food relief in communities across Australia in the past 12 months
In response Woolworths and FareShare have launched the 2021 Feed Appeal with 100% of all funds raised in NSW to be distributed to local food relief charities either as grants, or the direct donation of ready-to-eat meals.
Feed Appeal grants enable local charities to purchase equipment like fridges, freezers, ovens and vans, building their capacity to receive, prepare and distribute more food.
The aim is to raise enough money to create the equivalent of 3 million meals for vulnerable Australians. Woolworths also donates the equivalent of over 22 million meals in surplus fresh food per year to food relief, and supplies half of the fresh fruits, vegetables and meats donated to Fare-Share.
“We encourage Parkes Shire custom-ers to make a donation to the Feed Appeal the next time they shop with us, by simply rounding up their purchase at the checkout. Just 50 cents means a meal can be placed in the hands of an Aussie in need,” said Parkes Store Manager Harjit Sing.