Staples Sustain Food Relief Partnership
Helping Foodbank to source more than 82 million kilograms of food and groceries in 2022, Manildra Group is celebrating a 25-year partnership with Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation.
With more than two million households facing food insecurity at some time last year, according to the
2022 Hunger Report by Foodbank, General Manager National Supply Chain Michael Davidson said increasingly more Australians were reaching out for help amid the cost-of-living crisis and devastating natural disasters.
A constant, reliable and sustainable supply of flour guaranteed “a vital staple which forms the foundation of so many nourishing and nutritious meals”, said Mr Davidson of Manildra Group’s annual donation of 350 tonnes of flour toward Foodbank’s Collaborative Supply Program.
Setting the benchmark for collaborative food partnerships, manufacturers and suppliers produce key pantry staples and supply services at minimal or no cost, from production through to processing, packaging, and transportation.
Manildra Group’s Australian-grown-and-made flour, sugar and oils provide for among the most fundamental pantry staples in the collaborative effort to manufacture Rinoldi pasta and Leggo’s Napoletana Sauce with Simplot.
In 2022, Foodbank provided more than 82 million meals – equating to 225,000 meals a day for vulnerable Australians – including pantry staples, fresh fruit and vegetables, personal and pet care and household products, and emergency hampers for disaster relief and ongoing recovery.
Manildra Group General Manager Peter Simpson said the increasing number of Australians struggling to put food on the table meant Foodbank’s vital work supported people at a critical point of need.
“Over the years, we’ve seen communities rally together during challenging times and show how, when we each contribute a little good, it can all add up to make a big impact,” said Mr Simpson.
“As a family-owned Australian business for more than 70 years, Manildra Group looks forward to another quarter-century of supporting Foodbank to make a real difference by providing sustainable nourishing and hearty meals.”