Grill'd delivers free burgers for Homelessness Week
Last week was Homelessness Week, an annual week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. This year the theme was ‘Housing ends Homelessness’.
To show their support for National Homelessness Week, the Grill’d team at Canberra Centre worked with Vinnies to deliver burgers to those accessing the Vinnies Night Patrol van in Civic. Vinnies Night Patrol vans offer material aid and refreshments at locations across Canberra 364 nights a year.
Grill’d has supported many local Vinnies programs through their Local Matters initiative in restaurants and have had teams involved in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout for the past two years.
“Homelessness is an issue we at Grill’d believe deserves our attention and action all year round. Partnering with Vinnies we’ve been able to step up our support, through our Relish 8 and Donate national program and at a local level too, with initiatives like this from our passionate Canberra Centre team” said Adam Stapleton, Grill’d CEO.
Grill’d have an established national relationship with Vinnies. As part of their Relish membership program, guests have the choice to donate meals to Vinnies food services across the country after eight scans. To date, Grill’d has donated 6288 meals for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness through the Relish membership program.
“Vinnies is grateful for the support of the Grill’d team, both locally and nationally. We’re always appreciative of the corporations that use their influence to make a positive impact on society,” said Erin MacArthur, Director of Community Engagement, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn.