Woolworths is calling on Fairfield locals to deep and support people in need.
The supermarket giant has teamed up with FareShare to launch the 2021 Feed Appeal in an effort to meet the 47 per cent increase in demand for food relief in communities across Australia over the past 12 months.
All funds raised in NSW will be distributed to local food relief charities either as grants, or the direct donation of ready-to-eat meals.
Feed Appeal grants enable local charities to purchase equipment like fridges, freezers, ovens and vans, building their capacity to receive, prepare and distribute more food.
This year's funds will also support many local charities with the direct donation of FareShare meals, freshly prepared in one of their two charity kitchens.
Woolworths Bonnyrigg, Cabramatta, Fairfield, Fairfield Heights, Wetherill Park Group Manager, Katrina Chung urged locals to support the Feed Appeal.
"Food insecurity is a very real issue in Australia and the past year has made it even more difficult for those in need," she said.
"We encourage Fairfield customers to make a donation to the Feed Appeal the next time they shop with us, by simply rounding up their purchase at the checkout.
"Just 50 cents means a meal can be placed in the hands of an Aussie in need."
Woolworths and the Feed Appeal are aiming to raise enough money to create the equivalent of three million meals for vulnerable Australians.
Last year's Feed Appeal raised more than $1.5 million, enabling 52 cash grants of up to $50,000 to be provided to food relief charities across all States and Territories of Australia, and this year Wollondilly Shire can help make a real difference.
Woolworths now donates the equivalent of over 22 million meals in surplus fresh food per year to food relief and supplies half of the fresh fruits, vegetables and meats donated to FareShare.
FareShare chief executive Marcus Godinho said Woolworths had been in partnership with FareShare since 2008.
"Our shared mission with Woolworths is to help feed Australians in need. FareShare's free nutritious homestyle meals, along with food relief grants to local communities, will provide charities with much-needed resources to fight hunger," he said.
"This year's fundraising will support millions of cooked ready-to-eat FareShare meals going to charities across Australia.
"Together with the grants, these will have a positive impact on the lives of our most vulnerable people."