Demand for food assistance in Tasmania has grown rapidly in recent years with Food Bank stretching its resources to the limit to provide relief for those in need.
The shear number of people in need of food assistance has meant Food Bank’s partner
organisations are digging deep to help.
Popular Mexican restaurant Zambrero has teamed up Food Bank, and will assist with the provision of thirty-thousand pre-packed meals in October.
Zambrero marketing manager Stuart Churton says the thirty-thousand meals will be packed at the company’s Moonah headquarters on October 14.
“We are strongly of the belief that supporting Tasmanians is a shared responsibility not just up to government or that charity sector. “All businesses have a responsibility to put back into the community and that’s why we are going to pack thirty-thousand meal kits for Food Bank on October 14.
“We are approaching community leaders and sporting groups to give some time on October 14 to help with the effort to feed those Tasmanians in need. “Already the Premier has committed his time to help and we look forward to others coming on board.” Mr Churton said.
Food Bank CEO Edward Gauden says without corporate support the organisation simply would not assist.
“We have been helping Tasmanians for many years put food on the table and the thirty-thousand meals will feed almost 10% of the Tasmanian population. It’s a huge commitment in anyone’s language and one that will make a real difference to those in need.
“We are really looking forward to the packing day on October 14 and urge everyone to come along and lend a hand.” Mr Gauden said.
The Food Bank meal packing day will occur on Saturday October 14, from 11am to 2pm at the Derwent Park Zambrero, 178 Main Road, Moonah.