Terry Kempster, store manager, Woolworths Kyneton
We would like to say a big thank you to Macedon Ranges residents for their incredible support of Foodbank this winter through the Woolworths winter fundraising appeal.
With demand for food relief outstripping supply, you have significantly helped warm-up winter for some of the most vulnerable people in the community.
Sixteen years and 16 million kilograms of food donated – that is the equivalent to over 30 million meals donated to Foodbank by Woolworths since our partnership began in 2002.
And this winter, thanks to Woolworths customers, that number is growing even larger, providing much-needed help to some of the 3.2 million Australians who require food relief assistance each year.
By generously adding so many $2 Foodbank tokens to shopping trolleys, Macedon Ranges residents helped us reach our national goal of providing 762,948 meals to Australian families in need.
With each $2 token enabling Foodbank to provide four warming meals, Victoria contributed 114,340 meals.
With 40 per cent of food insecure households families having dependent children, the funds raised during the winter appeal have helped struggling families make ends meet.
Thank you once again for your generosity at a time of year when families most desperately need assistance. Woolworths’ aim of supporting the growing need for hunger relief and helping feed millions of Australians in need would not have been possible without your support.