Chance to help peo­ple ‘do­ing it tough’

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Wim­mera res­i­dents can help wage a war against hunger this win­ter by help­ing to raise money to de­liver meals to peo­ple in need.

With as many as one in eight Aus­tralians liv­ing be­low the poverty line, shop­pers can show their sup­port to peo­ple do­ing it tough by buy­ing a $2 do­na­tion card at Hor­sham Coles.

The money goes to Se­cond­bite, a na­tional char­ity that re­dis­tributes sur­plus fresh food to Aus­tralians in need.

For ev­ery $2 do­nated at Coles, Se­cond­bite can pro­vide the equiv­a­lent of 10 nu­tri­tious meals to dis­ad­van­taged Aus­tralians.

In ad­di­tion to the $2 fundrais­ing cards, Coles and Unilever have also banded to­gether for the first time to sup­port Se­cond­bite by do­nat­ing one mil­lion cups of soup.

For ev­ery pack of Con­ti­nen­tal soup bought at Coles su­per­mar­kets un­til July 3, Unilever has pledged to do­nate one cup of Con­ti­nen­tal soup to Sec­ond- Bite un­til the to­tal do­na­tions equal one mil­lion cups.

Coles state gen­eral man­ager Mark O’con­nor en­cour­aged Wim­mera shop­pers to sup­port the im­por­tant cause this win­ter.

“We’re proud to do­nate food to com­mu­nity groups through our part­ner­ship with Se­cond­bite,” he said.

“But, we want to do more to sup­port the in­creas­ing num­ber of Aussies who are strug­gling to put food on the ta­ble, which is why we have launched a win­ter ap­peal for Se­cond­bite.”

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