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Conga Foods supports rural communities through latest partnership

Australian food business Conga Foods is celebrating its 70th year in the industry with a refreshed company logo and a partnership with Feed Appeal Rural Grants Series.

Squeaky Gate Growers Co will be the Principal Partner for the Feed Appeal Rural Grants Series, which will promote awareness, community engagement and much needed funding for rural areas of Australia. 

“We are very excited about this partnership. Squeaky Gate was a brand born out of a community need in 2014, and now we hope to use its reach with Australian consumers to give back to the many communities and their families around Australia who are in need as a result of droughts, floods, fires and the long-lasting consequences of these and other hardships, long after the initial impact,” said Bianca Valmorbida.

“With more than four million Australians going without meals each year, Feed Appeal provides an invaluable community service we are proud to lend our support to with a long-term focus.”

The three litre tins of Squeaky Gate Growers Co Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a Feed Appeal branded tag, pledge a Rural Grants donation of a meal for those in need.

The “Meal for a Mate” pledge supports community meal programs by buying kitchen and storage equipment to help charities to create dishes from rescued and donated food.

Conga Foods dates back to the 1950’s when Italian Fulvio Valmorbida opened two small grocery shops in Melbourne selling continental goods to the city’s Italian population.

Today, Fulvio’s youngest son Saverio’s children continue to bring products to the Australian market. Conga Foods range includes Moro, Val Verde, Zanetti, Latteria Soresina, Saclà, La Famiglia Rana, dc Specialty Coffee Roasters and Squeaky Gate Growers Co.

“Being a family business, we may not have the scale or impact of other, larger companies, however we have a continued focus on both environmental and social projects at the centre of our CSR agenda.  Our solar energy plant in Coburg North is a good example of this, being one of the largest in the region” said Marc Valmorbida.

Conga Foods also debuted a refreshed company logo that it said reflects innovation and expertise with its vision for authentic and crafted foods on every plate

According to the three family directors David Valmorbida, Marc and Bianca, the new logo is “a small, but important reminder that we need to continue to push the boundaries and seek new value with our partners and customers, to deliver best-in-class service that ensures the best experience and best value for consumers”.

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