As many Aussies continue to struggle through the economic impacts of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Sanitarium has lent its support to Asset Group Services in NSW.
On the surface, it may appear that Asset Group Services are unlikely hunger heroes.
The company providing facilities maintenance and construction services to not-for-profit and government agencies throughout New South Wales. But working with social and affordable housing tenants on a daily basis, the Asset team could see the immediate and very real human impact of the crisis. In a swift response, more than 250 care packages were packed and delivered to vulnerable individuals and families, with Sanitarium donating over 6,000 serves of Weet-Bix, So Good and UP&GO to the effort.
Rebecca Mitchel, Operations Manager at Assett Group Services said: "With the huge support of our team, we packed and delivered essential food bags last week to those identified within our community who need help most. Thanks to your generous donation, we were able to save on our estimated cost and create an extra 50 food bags and double what we originally were pricing to put into the bags to help over 250 people within our community."
“Our team met with many of the tenants with our clients and got to witness first-hand the tears of happiness when they received these food bags. Most, not having enough food to see them to the end of the week."
“I myself, delivered a food bag on the weekend to a single mum who left a domestic violence household with only a few items of clothing for herself and her young daughter. She rations food items from day to day until her next pay. This food bag has given her and her daughter enough for one week allowing her to use her next pay towards some clothes and essential health items."
“These photos show just some of the delighted faces of those you have contributed to help. As you can see, there is enough food to create a few meals to see many of these people through the week. Thank you so much once again. I cannot thank you enough for your generous support."