Foodbank, Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, will be able to provide 35,000 meals to Australians in need thanks to a donation of $18,900 from the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) through its social investment program, ‘ADM Cares’. This program directs funds to initiatives and organisations which drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide.
This donation will be a valuable contribution towards the Foodbank Key Staples Program, which sources essential food items that don’t come via traditional rescue channels. The program produces 6.8 million serves of breakfast cereal a year through an innovative collaboration between Foodbank and Australian grain growers, bulk handlers, traders, millers and breakfast cereal manufacturers.
The Key Staples Program aims to provide a consistent source of nutritious and balanced meals to food relief recipients. Overall, the program is able to supply 5 million meals to hungry Australians annually.
“Our vision is an Australia without hunger but unfortunately more and more people are seeking food relief as tough times hit,” said Sarah Pennell, General Manager Business Operations with Foodbank Australia. “Without the support of the Australian food industry, and caring companies like ADM, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We are very grateful for this contribution to a vital program.”
Tim Henry, ADM Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, said, “As a participant in the grain and food supply chains, ADM is proud to support Foodbank and its Key Staples Program. By providing financial and product support to organisations such as Foodbank, charities around Australia can serve the day’s most important meal to those in need.”