Australia’s leading mortgage broker, Aussie Home Loans, teamed up today with food rescue charity, OzHarvest, in preparing more than 400 meals to be given to the St Vincent De Paul Society for the vulnerable people of Launceston.
The ‘Cooking For A Cause’ event by OzHarvest featured 65 mortgage brokers and team members from Aussie and lenders on its panel, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ANZ and Macquarie Bank, in the preparation of meals, with the help of professional OzHarvest chefs flown in for the event.
Cooking For A Cause events are held by OzHarvest nationwide, enabling the rescue of good quality, surplus food items from food outlets to cook nutritious meals that are delivered directly to a number of local charities that service people in need and the homeless.
Aussie Launceston’s principal, Mr Chris Antypas, said “The event was very successful and Aussie Launceston is gratified to help OzHarvest provide nutritious quality food as well as highlight and increase awareness on food waste and food security in the region.”
In March 2016, Aussie announced its new partnership with OzHarvest, which includes a substantial cash donation to support the charity, as well as programs in which Aussie’s more than 1,000 mortgage brokers and team members will fundraise and volunteer for the charity.