Aussie Home Loans has extended its partnership with food rescue charity OzHarvest, committing to help the group until 2020.
The new agreement follows the inaugural two year partnership which enabled OzHarvest deliver more than one million meals to vulnerable Australians, through a mix of corporate donations and fundraising activities by Aussie Brokers and team members across the country.
Ms Ronni Kahn, Founder and CEO of OzHarvest, said “We are so lucky to have such amazing support from like-minded partners and the team at Aussie have blown us away with their enthusiasm! Working with national organisations who support our vision to create a better world and can provide crucial funding helps us make a bigger impact and achieve our purpose to Nourish Our Country,” Ms Kahn said.
Since the partnership began over 350 Aussie Brokers and team members have participated in OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause program, where corporate teams transform rescued food into beautiful gourmet meals that are then delivered to the charities.
“The Aussie team has made a major commitment to fundraising through numerous activities including, Night Noodle Markets, bake-offs, donation collections at Aussie retail stores, Christmas hamper drives and the CEO Cook-Off,” said Ms Kahn.
CEO of Aussie, Mr James Symond, said “I’m a firm believer that if you can help you should, so signing on to support and work with OzHarvest for another two years was a no-brainer. OzHarvest helps Aussies at the grassroots level and the contribution we make is so tangible. We’re literally helping to feed people who might otherwise go without and I am delighted that our team has backed the charity with such enthusiasm and commitment to date.”
OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation collecting excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it free of charge to 1,300 charities. For more information, visit www.aussie.com.au or www.ozharvest.org.
For more information please contact:
Tim Allerton, City PR on 0412 715 707 or Fiona Nearn, OzHarvest on 02 9516 3877.