Chobani and Foodbank partner to fight food insecurity

Chobani has teamed up with Foodbank to launch two new yoghurt tubs, with each tub sold donating the equivalent of six meals to Australians in need.

Funds raised from the sale of the 907g tubs of blended strawberry and passion fruit yoghurt will go towards Foodbank’s Fruit and Vegetable Programs, which facilitate vital donations from the horticulture industry, supplying nutritious produce to Aussies in need while simultaneously offering a sustainable solution for surplus and out-of-spec products, thereby reducing food waste and landfill impact.

Brianna Casey, CEO of Foodbank Australia, said campaigns like this are so important as they help ensure they have an adequate supply of delicious Australian grown produce available for those who need a helping hand.

“The face of hunger is changing. It’s not just those who live on the street, but those on your street who are experiencing hunger. We know that food is the pressure valve of the household budget and quite often items such as fresh fruit and vegetables are the first thing to be left behind at the supermarket when times are tough.”

The funds raised from the campaign will go towards the purchasing and distribution of fruit and vegetables across the country. Some states may utilise the funds primarily to purchase food, whilst others will need to allocate more towards transport and logistics.

Tim Browne, GM ESG and General Counsel at Chobani, said as a food and drinks manufacturer, they have a responsibility to ensure everyone has access to nutritious food.

“However, we recognise that understanding the specific needs of communities experiencing food insecurity is complex and requires expertise – that’s where Foodbank comes in.

“Our partnership with Foodbank is more than just a one-off collaboration; it’s a long-term friendship built on a shared mission to use food as a force for good.

“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to support Foodbank and make a real impact. Through our close working relationship, Foodbank has highlighted the dire shortage of fresh produce, and we’ve tailored this initiative to directly address this need.”

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