Food company Newman’s Own said it will continue to support the charity program, Feed Appeal in 2020, with a A$300,000 grant. The food maker has powered Feed Appeal for the last four years and has given more than A$1 million to expand the charity program.
The sale of Paul Newman’s Own food products in Australia has helped sustain the funding.
“The increase in demand for emergency food relief is complicated by charities having to adapt to social distancing restrictions. It is vital to help programs addressing this growing need in our communities. We look forward to another successful year working together to achieve improved food security across Australia,” said Miriam Nelson, Newman’s Own Foundation acting president and CEO.
The Feed Appeal was co-founded by Leader Community News and FareShare in 2009.
‘We are so grateful for the ongoing support of the Newman’s Own Foundation. This funding powers the Feed Appeal and enabled us to expand nationally in 2019. It enables us to guarantee that all money raised goes in grants to help nourish local communities across Australia, without the ongoing support of the Newman’s Own Foundation we would not be able to have the reach we do,” said Feed Appeal CEO Katherine Gokavi-Whaley.
Bushfires and Covid-19 saw demand for food relief increase by 50-70 per cent and the foundation’s food relief partners are struggling to meet the surge in demand. Newman’s Own Foundation said it will announce more grant programs later in 2020.