Chance to help people ‘doing it tough’
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.”