Seymour residents can help wage a war against hunger this winter by joining local efforts in raising funds to deliver meals to people in need.
With as many as one in eight Australians living below the poverty line, shoppers can show their support to people doing it tough by purchasing a $2 donation card at Coles for SecondBite — a national charity which redistributes surplus fresh food to Australians in need.
For every $2 donated at Coles, SecondBite can provide the equivalent of 10 nutritious meals to disadvantaged Australians.
All funds raised from Coles’ Winter Appeal will help SecondBite to pay for its ongoing operating expenses such as fuel, transport and refrigeration so it can deliver the food donated by Coles.
Renowned chefs Curtis Stone and Matt Preston recently united to call on Australians to support the Coles Winter Appeal for SecondBite.
‘‘An alarming number of people in our community cannot afford nutritious food to have regular meals. By raising funds through the Winter Appeal, we hope we can help get more meals on the table for people facing hardship,’’ Mr Stone said.