The AHA|SA through 'Pubs with Heart' has announced a donation of $35,000 to Foodbank SA Meat Program.
Foodbank SA is the largest food relief organisation in South Australia. Their mission is to end hunger. Foodbank SA provides enough food to put nearly 7 million meals on the table of those in need across South Australia. We support more than 135,000 South Australians with food relief every month. One third of these are children.
The Pubs with Heart funding underpins their Foodbank Meat Program in the Foodbank Food Hubs. Foodbank need up to 10 tonne of meat per month to meet the current levels of demand in their Food Hubs across the state. They currently are only able to supply up to 5
tonnes. The Foodbank Food Hubs provide a dignified shopping experience for South Australians that are referred in their times of need.
Food Hubs are located across the state in Edwardstown, Elizabeth, Christies Beach, Woodville, Murray Bridge, Whyalla, Mount Gambier, Ceduna and two Mobile Food Hubs that support regional SA including Berri, Renmark, Waikerie, Barmera, Kadina, Clare, Port Lincoln, Victor Harbor, Mount Barker, Peterborough, Lobethal and Aldinga. The Meat
Program enables Foodbank to provide up to an additional 11,000kg + of meat on the table of those in need, the equivalent of more than 22,000 + meals.
Social Return on Investment: According to an independent study into Foodbank’s social return on investment, Foodbank’s food assistance not only addresses people’s immediate nutrition needs but also contributes to improvements in their health, emotional wellbeing, sense of self-worth, social relationships and ultimately overall standard of living. Combined with the environmental savings of food not going to waste, the benefit to the individual and the broader community that flows from every kilogram of food distributed by Foodbank is valued at $23. The SROI on the Pubs with Heart Funding based solely on the 11,000kg = $250,000 + impact in the South Australian community.
The announcement of the funding was made as part of the 2021 AHA|SA Presidents Christmas Lunch presentation on 7th December at the Adelaide Convention Centre. A symbolic correlation will be drawn between each of the 350 guests in attendance representing 200 meals from each person to support providing food to the vulnerable in society.