Mortgage group continues fight to provide meals

by Rebecca Pike14 Apr 2018

A mortgage franchise is helping millions of vulnerable Australians gain access to meals with a continuing partnership.

Aussie Home Loans has extended its commitment to the group until 2020, after it began its support two years ago. Over this time, OzHarvest was able to deliver more than one million meals to vulnerable Australians, through donations and fundraising activities by Aussie Brokers and team members across the country.

Since the partnership began, more than 350 Aussie Brokers and team members have participated in OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause program, where corporate teams transform rescued food into gourmet meals to be delivered to the charities.

Ms Ronni Kahn, Founder and CEO of OzHarvest, said: “The Aussie team has made a major commitment to fundraising through numerous activities including, Night Noodle Markets, bake-offs, donation collections at Aussie retail stores, Christmas hamper drives and the CEO Cook-Off.

“We are so lucky to have such amazing support from like-minded partners and the team at Aussie have blown us away with their enthusiasm. Working with national organisations who support our vision to create a better world and can provide crucial funding helps us make a bigger impact and achieve our purpose to ‘Nourish Our Country’.”

CEO of Aussie, Mr James Symond, said: “I’m a firm believer that if you can help you should, so signing on to support and work with OzHarvest for another two years was a no-brainer. OzHarvest helps Aussies at the grassroots level and the contribution we make is so tangible. We’re literally helping to feed people who might otherwise go without and I am delighted that our team has backed the charity with such enthusiasm and commitment to date.”

OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, which collects excess food from commercial outlets and delivers it free of charge to 1,300 charities.

For more information, visit www.ozharvest.org.

 

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