Coles and its customers rally to support flood-affected communities

Coles team members and customers have come together to donate vital funds and supplies to flood-affected communities in NSW and Qld.

Three truckloads of food and essentials were delivered to NSW this week, with 44 pallets going to isolated residents in the North Richmond and Wilberforce region via boat, while another semi-trailer loaded with over 2500 boxes of supplies arrived in Lismore.

Janelle Saffin, Lismore MP, was present to accept the load on behalf of the Lismore community.

“It was great to visit the Lismore Showgrounds and see the fantastic work being done by Coles staff in helping distribute food to flood affected locals. A big thank you to all the Coles team.”

Coles’ flood relief pledge to match customer donations dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million continues, with customers donating $350,000 so far.

Ivan Slunjski, State General Manager of Coles NSW, announced Coles would be donating a further $700,000 to the Australia Unites: Red Cross Flood Appeal which aired on Channel Nine, Seven Network and Network 10.

“We could not be prouder of our team in Queensland, Lismore and the Northern Rivers.  And to our customers we just want to say thank you for all your patience as we’ve worked through the logistical challenges of this disaster. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted – including our own team.” 

With the Coles in Lismore significantly affected by the floods, nearby Coles in Goonellabah has remained open to support the Lismore communities, receiving multiples daily deliveries ot ensure stock remains on shelves.

Andrew Sneesby, Regional Manager at Coles, said every team member and customer that you talk to has been impacted by the floods and as you drive around you can’t not be affected by it.

“Together with our customers, suppliers and team members, we’re doing everything we can to support the community through delivering donations to where it’s needed most and ensuring that our nearby store in Goonellabah receives multiple deliveries each day to keep stock on the shelves.”

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