The Kelloggs Australia Charitable Foundation (KACF) will be partnering with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) over a three-year period which focuses on tackling hunger in remote Australian communities.
Across the three-year term, the partnership is set to donate over $300k in support grants to lower socioeconomic regions or communities identified with facing high levels of food insecurity.
“The last couple of years have seen so many of our communities facing increasingly difficult times,” said Esme Borgelt, Managing Director of Kellogg Australia. “From droughts to bushfires to a global health pandemic, the impact on everyone has been significant, and those hardest hit have been our remote, rural and regional communities.”
A portion of the funds will also form part of the FRRRs Strengthening Rural Communities Program, which focuses on providing rural and regional communities with funding. These grants are based on community-identified priorities such as combatting food hunger and increase community resilience.
“Almost a quarter of Australians experiencing food insecurity live in regional or remote areas and the aim of the KACF partnership with the FRRR is to provide support at a grassroots level to help these communities implement innovative, locally led solutions,” says Borgelt.
FRRR is currently the only national foundation that focuses on social and economic support for remote, rural and regional Australia. Started in 2000, it has donated nearly $115 million across over 11,000 projects.
“It’s fantastic to see a leading global food manufacturer like Kellogg’s make it their overarching mission to leave a mark of meaningful difference. We are delighted to be partnering with them to ensure that support reaches vulnerable communities beyond metropolitan boundaries,” says FRRR’s CEO Natalie Egleton.