Sanitarium works closely with a range of charities to tackle hunger in our communities.
Australian Red Cross
Sanitarium partner since 2001
Partnership type: National
Key partnerships with Sanitarium: Australian Red Cross Good Start Breakfast Clubs
The Australian Red Cross (ARC) works with people in need, from providing food literacy programs and breakfast for hungry kids to supporting the elderly in their own homes. The ARC is part of the world’s largest humanitarian movement, the Red Cross, which has no political, religious or cultural affiliations.
Sanitarium partner since 2010
Key partnerships with Sanitarium: Foodbank Key Staples, emergency relief.
Every year 15% of Australians go hungry. More than 652,000 access food relief each month and 27% of these are children. Foodbank Australia accepts donated goods from farmers, manufacturers and retailers, and also partners with suppliers like Sanitarium to manufacture staple foods. This food goes to hostels, shelters, drop-in centres, school breakfast programs, home hampers and emergency relief packages. The environment also benefits because less food goes to landfill.
Sanitarium partner since 2005
Key partnership programs: annual corporate fundraising, emergency relief, Spirit of Sanitarium Award International Community Project
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, providing aid regardless of ethnicity, religion or political affiliation. ADRA Australia works with people in poverty and distress in Australia, the Pacific, Asia and Africa, giving them a hand up through development projects that address the underlying causes. ADRA also provides disaster relief in emergencies.
Kickstart for Kids
Sanitarium partner since 2014
Key partnership programs: Kickstart for Kids Breakfast Club
Kickstart for Kids is a charity working with disadvantaged school children in South Australia. It offers breakfast clubs, lunchbox meals and mentoring programs to make a difference in a child’s life.
Sanitarium partner since 2004
Key partnership programs: Coast Shelter Community Centre
Coast Shelter is a charity that has offered accommodation and support programs for over 23 years to people on the NSW Central Coast who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Sanitarium helps to fund Coast Shelter’s meal provision at its Coast Community Centre and donates food for community outreach programs, as well as sending staff volunteers to help out in the kitchen once a month.
In addition to our international, national, state and local partnerships, Sanitarium also provides in-kind support to a variety of smaller charities each year.