7-ELEVEN AND SECONDBITE ANNOUNCE 2020 FEEDMORE GRANTS WINNERS
St Vincent de Paul Society in Gympie, Community Support Services Village Pantry in Bankstown, Gift of Bread in Sydney, and Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare have each been awarded a $5,000 7-Eleven SecondBite FeedMORE Grant to help them expand their services to support those in need.
7-Eleven Australia CEO and Managing Director Angus McKay said that the grants are funded through the donations of the 7-Eleven corporate team.
“As part of the Good Cause program, our corporate team members can donate from their regular salary to support their selected Good Cause partner charities. 7-Eleven matches every dollar donated and these funds are allocated to the 7-Eleven Secondbite FeedMORE Grants. These grants give the organisations the financial support they need to expand or grow, which might not otherwise have been possible within their standard operating budgets,” he said.
The grants are a part of a broader partnership between 7-Eleven and SecondBite.
“We have been working with food rescue organisation SecondBite since 2018, supporting their work to end hunger by reducing waste through the 7-Eleven Good Cause program. As a business, we are incredibly proud to support the work that SecondBite and their partner organisations do in the community which has never been more necessary,” he said.
SecondBite CEO Jim Mullan said the grants allow the recipients to fund key infrastructure or new programs.
“Assisting the expansion of our agencies with 7-Eleven’s generous workplace giving program elevates the efficiency of their food programs and, in turn, increases the number of people that can be supported who are experiencing food insecurity,” he said.