VIC - SecondBite
Through its $5,000 SITA community grant, SecondBite will extend its fresh food redistribution service delivering weekly to fresh food ‘hubs’ in Carrum Downs, Kilsyth and Frankston in Victoria.
The development of the new fresh food hub is in response to requests from 40 agencies supporting individuals and families suffering homelessness, living in refuges, supported accommodation, a disability, chronic illness, aged, Indigenous communities or asylum seekers for access to SecondBite’s fresh food redistribution service and nutrition programs, to improve their clients’ health, wellbeing and social inclusion.
Fundraising Manager, Stuart Lowe, said, "This generous grant from SITA will mean that SecondBite can provide more vulnerable Victorians with access quality fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste."
"With the support from SITA, SecondBite will be able to expand our operations to source and redistribute 104,000 kg of high quality surplus fresh food, to 50 agencies across these locations. Our deliveries, will save each organisations vital funds which can be reinvested to provide further services for people in need."