Posted on 30/05/2018 by Entree Recruitment
This month, Entrée Recruitment partnered with Foodbank SA to provide food relief for over 100,000 South Australians.
After donating the results of our food drive, Entrée spent a morning volunteering at Foodbank SA’s warehouse. Carol, Julie, Sienna and our General Manger, Megan, donned high-vis vests, rolled up their sleeves, and set to work packing ‘Every Day’ hampers.
The hampers are designed for couples or singles, and packed with enough items to last a week. Items such as coffee, tea, sugar, canned fruit and biscuits are included.
The team learns how it's done
Foodbank SA’s warehouse is stocked floor to ceiling with food — rows and rows of non-perishable items, as well as a huge cool room for the perishable ones. Yet it was the ‘Food Hub’ which caught our attention. A mini supermarket for those experiencing food insecurity. With vouchers from local charities, customers can purchase food items at a reduced rate.
Then there's the recipe bags... For one low price you get a bag with all ingredients for a staple meal such as Spaghetti Bolognese or Chilli Con Carne. Included in the bag is a step-by-step recipe card with photos for the customers to follow.
Ironically, Sienna is giving the job of packing Siena tomatoes!
Over the course of the morning the Entrée team packed 4 pallets of hampers, and loved every minute of it. The team at Foodbank SA — many of them volunteers — are a passionate and happy bunch who are a pure example of what it means to be charitable.
And... so production begins
If you would like to learn more about Foodbank SA, head to their website: www.foodbanksa.org.au