As Coles launches an annual Christmas appeal at food rescue charity SecondBite, the Christmas ham will be distributed to local food charities across Australia to help struggling families and community organizations host Christmas celebration gatherings. to support
This year’s Kohl’s Christmas Appeal shows that 60% of Australians and more than two-thirds of families are worried about their ability to meet their needs as the cost of living rises, according to a survey.
St. Mary’s House of Wellcome, a Victorian charity, was one of the recipients of Coles’ ham donation, and CEO Robina Bradley said the ham was cooked for a celebratory lunch with vulnerable community members. said.
“Many of the people we see are more vulnerable than ever.
“They are used to provide them with a celebratory lunch that many Australians take for granted and, perhaps more importantly, some of the most vulnerable people in our community. will help them know they are valued and cared for,” said Bradley.
All funds raised at this year’s Coles Christmas Appeal will help SecondBite rescue unsold food and deliver it to nearly 1,100 community food relief organizations nationwide.
Shoppers can support this attraction by purchasing a $2 donation card at the Coles supermarket checkout today through Christmas Eve, or by donating at Liquorland, First Choice Liquor Market, or Vintage Cellars stores through December 13. I can do it.
SecondBite ambassador and board chair Matt Preston said this has been a difficult year for SecondBite’s community food partners, with nearly 40% of organizations reporting a significant increase in demand for food relief. .
“Rising rent and utility bills are making people prioritize their finances in ways they never have before. I skip meals to keep me on.
“This is why the Christmas appeal is so important. For just $2, you can help SecondBite provide 10 meals worth of meals to people and families in need,” said Preston.
Since partnering with SecondBite in 2011 and Foodbank in 2003, Coles has donated the equivalent of 223 million meals.
In 2022, Kohl’s donated the equivalent of 37.5 million meals to Australians in need.
Throughout the year, over 800 Coles supermarkets and distribution centers donate unsold edible food to SecondBite and a network of approximately 1,100 food relief and community organizations across Australia.