Supporting local communities is a core value of Mitolo Family Farms and we are proud to partner with Australia’s leading food and grocery relief organisation, Foodbank Australia. Foodbank works with 2,950 frontline charities and 2,890 school breakfast programs throughout Australia to get over 82 million meals out to those who could use a hand every year.
In 2022, we donated the equivalent of 1,647,500 meals to people in need. The positive impact of food donation is both short and longer-term, addressing not only immediate hunger, but also contributing to people’s overall physical and mental wellbeing. This helps them to achieve greater resilience in their lives and the potential for a more positive future.
The cost of living crisis and ongoing natural disasters have made 2022 another extremely challenging year. But thanks to your generosity and kindness, those doing it tough have oneless thing to worry about. Last year, Foodbank sourced 82 million meals with your support, helping us ensure no one goes without.
Did you know that in the last 12 months, 54% of food insecure households had someone in paidwork? Or 2 million households went hungry at some point. On top of this, 1.3 million children lived in severely food insecure households.
Foodbank provide food relief to 306,000 households every day. 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 started. Foodbank is addressing the crisis by supplying more food and groceries than ever before to charities for distribution to vulnerable people.
Foodbank is addressing Australia’s hunger crisis by supplying more food and groceries than ever to charities for distribution to those needing it. Foodbank restores hope to people who are struggling while also tackling Australia’s $36.6 billion food waste problem. Foodbank does this by rescuing and sourcing food and groceries from farmers, manufacturers and retailers and distributing it through their charity network nationwide for individuals and families in need