Archive for September, 2011

Volunteering with Foodbank

For a few years now, we’ve wanted to roll out a staff volunteer program.

You see, as a salary packaging company, we’ve got lots of clients that are charities, so naturally we thought that it would make sense to work with one of those organisations!  As it happens, however, the organisations we contacted thought it would be troublesome to have a dozen people show up on short notice wanting to help . . . we learned that this could be quite disruptive for our clients.

Then we discovered Foodbank. It’s a national, not-for-profit organisation that distributes food to welfare agencies which feed the hungry. In fact, it’s the largest hunger-relief organisation in Australia.

Foodbank relies heavily on volunteers to prepare orders and pack food, so it was the perfect solution for us.  As you know from my last post, we have staff right across the country – and Foodbank also have locations nationwide. They’re able to take volunteers anytime and on any day . . . just what we were looking for!

To kick the program off, a few of us headed to Foodbank’s Sydney distribution centre . . . as you can see below!

If your organisation is looking for a worthy cause, you can find out more about Foodbank on their website: http://www.foodbank.com.au/.  In addition to making a valuable contribution to a fantastic charity, I personally also found it to be a good team building event, as we bagged oranges and collected food orders!

And if any of our clients DO have volunteer programs that we can be a part of, please let us know – we’d love to help where we can!


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Deven Billimoria
Chief Executive Officer
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