Legacy Packing and FoodShare are proud of of their partnership which provides so much support to the local community.
FoodShare, based in Albury Wodonga, has been working to address food insecurity, while simultaneously promoting sustainability, and increasing access to good quality nutritious food for people across the region in financial stress or need.
Between the months of June and November, over 1200kg of fruit is collected from Legacy Packing to be distributed to people experiencing financial hardship.
Legacy Packing is one of only 70 food suppliers in the local area who donate food to FoodShare.
The collected food is re-distributed to a network of emergency food relief services which is made up of 225 community centres who welcome the donations.
There is approximately 48,000 people living in poverty within a 150km radius of Albury Wodonga.
FoodShare is part of the vital social infrastructure of the region that brings together food security, health, community support and educational benefits by consolidating a whole range of resources, including food, materials and volunteer workers, to target the specific needs of the most vulnerable and isolated people in our community.
FoodShare is predominantly a volunteer run organisation, with around 100 volunteers who work in the warehouse each week to provide 18,500 hours of service each year.
“Legacy Packing looks forward to continuing our partnership with FoodShare and helping people in need in any way we can,” said General Manager Dean Trembath.