The purple truck with the smiley egg helping drive an end to hunger
Sunny Queen donates a refrigerated truck to Foodbank, to help Australians in need
Continuing its vision of helping drive an end to hunger for all Aussies, Sunny Queen is today (17 December 2019) donating a refrigerated truck to Australia’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank.
Through its charitable partnership with Foodbank, which spans many years of egg donations, Sunny Queen is giving the truck to Foodbank to support it in its mission of providing food relief to the more than 815,000 Australian’s who experience food insecurity every month. The co-branded truck will hit the road on 17 December 2019, just in time for Christmas.
CEO of Sunny Queen Australia, John O’Hara said Foodbank highlighted one of its greatest challenges is transporting food, whether that be collecting food donations, or delivering it to the people who need it most.
“The costs to collect and deliver the food to Foodbank’s charity partners can be prohibitive without external support, so at Sunny Queen Australia, we wanted to do something tangible, not only making a difference to Foodbank, but to help feed people in need.
“Our objective is that through the provision of this refrigerated truck, we will be able to support Foodbank in delivering groceries and meals to individuals and communities in crisis, such as those experiencing bushfire, drought or flooding, as well as to front line charity partners that provide food relief,” Mr O’Hara said.
Speaking to the truck donation, acting CEO of Foodbank Queensland, Rebecca Blackmore said as the pantry to the states charity sector, having a good quality refrigerated truck ensures more food relief to Aussies who need it.
“Across Queensland, we collect and deliver food and grocery items to hundreds of thousands of people, often travelling long distances to rescue products for food relief programs, charities and individuals in need,” Ms Blackmore said.
“Our team works with an army of volunteers to pick, pack and get the food to where it’s needed. We work closely with charity partners and schools who use our food in their relief programs, and knowing we have an extra truck on the road will help us help more vulnerable people.
“A refrigerated truck, like the one being donated by Sunny Queen Australia allows us to collect and deliver cold items, including milk and frozen, ready to eat meals to more Aussies requiring food relief.
“We can’t thank Sunny Queen enough for this extremely generous donation. This truck is something that will benefit us, allowing us to increase the volume of food we can collect and deliver, supporting us in our day-to-day fight against food insecurity,” Ms Blackmore said.
As an early Christmas present, Sunny Queen Australia and Foodbank will unveil the new co-branded purple truck, that features the iconic Sunny Queen smiley egg character alongside the Foodbank logo, in the courtyard of the Sunny Queen factory in Carole Park on Tuesday 17 December.
For more information on Sunny Queen, visit https://www.sunnyqueen.com.au.
ABOUT SUNNY QUEEN AUSTRALIA
Sunny Queen is proudly Australian farmer owned, and a leader in the provision of shell eggs. Sunny Queen has channelled this expertise into satisfying the food sector through a variety of convenient, cost-effective, tasty and wholesome egg products. We also work closely with customers to develop tailor-made products to meet specific requirements. For more information please visit http://sunnyqueenmealsolutions.com.au/