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Dolmio and Foodbank join to provide one million pasta meals

For the fourth year in a row, Dolmio will support Foodbank in 2024 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.

3.7 million households in Australia experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months, according to the Foodbank Hunger Report 2023, a figure that is more than the combined households of Melbourne and Sydney.

With one jar of pasta sauce helping to feed four people, 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.

Foodbank Australia chief executive officer, Brianna Casey said, “This fantastic collaboration with DOLMIO ensures Foodbank warehouses across the country have a steady supply of delicious sauces for the many households doing it tough.”

This is only possible through the collaboration with supplier partners – including Ingredion, Baker and Co Ingredients, Kikkoman, Visy Glass & Visy Board and Toll – who donate their ingredients, packaging, or services to support the program.

“Foodbank works with a ‘surprise chain’ – we rely on ad hoc donations and unpredictable food rescue opportunities – so it’s vital we have programs such as this one that enables us to have consistent and predictable supply of products like DOLMIO which can help people have access to a healthy and tasty meal,” said Casey.

The Collaborative Supply Program will also include other Mars Food & Nutrition products alongside DOLMIO – including MasterFoods Beef Stroganoff, Butter Chicken and Honey Soy Garlic recipe bases – to offer a variety of choice to the people Foodbank serve.

General Manager of Mars Food & Nutrition Australia, Bill Heague, said “At DOLMIO, we are passionate about food. We believe that the joy of connecting over food should be something that everyone gets to enjoy.”

In total, between DOLMIO and MasterFoods support the program will help Foodbank to provide over three million meals in 2024.

“We know that we need to continue to partner with Foodbank to help,” said Heague

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