Carrum Downs-based specialty foods manufacturer Orgran Foods has teamed with local charity Longbeach Pantry 5000 to direct over $55,000 in produce to those who need it most.
The donation coincides with the launch of “Orgran Cares”, a community focussed initiative prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic that will see Orgran expand its food relief involvement to help address hardship and hunger in the community.
The company, a gluten-free and allergen-free food manufacturer, has worked with charity SecondBite’s Community Connect Program to direct the donation of cereals, snacks and biscuits to Pantry 5000.
Pantry 5000 provides emergency food relief and ongoing support to those in need within the Frankston and Kingston areas.
Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said Pantry 5000 provides a vital service to the local community especially during these difficult times.
“Now more than ever, there are residents who are facing extreme hardship in Kingston and who rely on relief services like Pantry 5000 to provide food for their families,“ said Oxley. “It’s fantastic also to see a local business like Roma Foods doing what it can to support Pantry 5000 to ensure everyone in the community who needs help, gets it.”
The donation of the 12,000 food items would be distributed over 8 weeks.