Dolmio and Foodbank join forces to fight food insecurity

Dolmio and Foodbank partner to help fight food insecurity in Australia through the Collaborative Supply Program.

The Foodbank Collaborative Supply Program allows brands, like Dolmio, to produce a dedicated, regular supply of products for the food relief organisation. This program will help to provide the equivalent of nearly one million meals to Foodbank by providing jars of Dolmio Bolognese sauce and Dolmio Carbonara sauce in 2024.

Brianna Casey, CEO of Foodbank Australia, said that 3.7 million households in Australia experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months.

“In the last 12 months 77 percent of the half a million households experiencing food insecurity did so for the first time and 94 percent of these households tried to manage the cost of living through cutting the spend on their food and groceries.”

Bill Heague, General Manager of Mars Food & Nutrition Australia, said Dolmio is committed to helping to tackle the growing hunger problem in Australia.

“At Dolmio, we are passionate about food. We believe that the joy of connecting over food should be something that everyone gets to enjoy. However, sadly there are an increasing number of Australian’s who are struggling. This means, at the very least, they are reducing the quality, variety, or desirability of their food and at worst, their eating patterns are disrupted. We know that we need to continue to partner with Foodbank to help.

“Our Foodbank Collaborative Supply Program started in 2021 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic with an ambition to help provide 600,000 meals to Australians struggling with food insecurity. In 2022 we doubled that figure to 1.5 million meals, and in 2023 Mars Food & Nutrition delivered over 3.5 million meals to people in need across Australia.

“The Foodbank Collaborative Supply Program is at the heart of this work, with over 2.8 million meals delivered through this initiative. This year we aim to help deliver 3.2 million meals through our Foodbank partnership alone to help support its registered charities, 17 Food Hubs and Mobile Pantries across Australia.”

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