Nestlé partners with Foodbank to make 1.2m meals

Nestlé has partnered with Foodbank to create a specially designed product that will help to feed more than 1.2 million people in need.

Maggi Hearty One Pot Casserole is a recipe base that turns almost any combination of protein and vegetables into a delicious meal for six. By partnering with Foodbank, this versatile product will help people who’ve received food relief to create a delicious meal from the food they receive and minimise food waste.

The recipe was made possible thanks to a team of 12 partners brought together as part of Foodbank’s unique Maggi Collaborative Supply Program: Olam Spices, GrainCorp Foods, Fonterra, GS Hall, Dominion Salt, NZ Sugar, Tate & Lyle, Boxer & Co, Huhtamaki, Labelmakers, Oji Fibre Solutions and Nestlé.

Each partner donated their resources and time to create this product that will go directly to Foodbank and the charities they support. The recipe base was developed and produced by Nestlé in Cambria Park, NZ.

Foodbank Australia CEO, Brianna Casey said: “Food insecurity continues to be a very real issue for many people as they struggle day-to-day to make ends meet.

“Foodbank receives a huge range of donated food every day. Maggi Hearty One Pot Casserole recipe base will be the ultimate value-add, enabling people to easily prepare wholesome, tasty meals.

“We are so grateful to Nestlé and other partners who have led the creation of this product, and so generously donated their goods and services.”

Nestlé General Manager of Foods, Kristina Czepl said: “Our team is passionate about supporting the community and relished the opportunity to put together a product that is versatile so that people can use any ingredients they have or that are affordable, to create a nutritious meal – that’s delicious too.

“The development of Maggi Hearty One Pot Casserole recipe base would not have been possible without the support and generous donations of our partners in the supply chain.”

The Maggi Hearty One Pot Casserole recipe base, which features a tomato and mushroom flavour profile, will be rolled out in the new Maggi recyclable packaging to Foodbanks across Australia and New Zealand from late May 2021.

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