Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation (KACF) and the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) have signed a three-year deal to tackle food insecurity in rural communities.
KACF is donating $300,000 to FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities program to provide funding for the different grants for low socio-economic regions who are in need and disadvantaged communities with high food insecurity. Kellogg Australia is also giving food donations and its employees will be volunteering.
“The last couple of years have seen so many of our communities facing increasingly difficult times. From droughts to bushfires to a global health pandemic, the impact on everyone has been significant, and those hardest hit have been our remote, rural and regional communities,” Esme Borgelt, managing director, Kellogg Australia said.
She said in a statement that there are almost a quarter of Australians who do not have enough food to eat, living in regional or remote areas. The partnership with KACF will give support at a grassroots level to help the vulnerables.
“While the grants will be awarded based on locally identified community priorities, there will be a focus on supporting food security initiatives and enterprises, food affordability and food access programs, as well as projects such as community gardens and school and educational food programs,” Natalie Egleton, FRRR CEO, said.