Head of Stakeholder Engagement Rochelle Zaknich represented the business at the Meal Makers event.
Meal Makers helps Foodbank WA continue to provide meals to those doing it tough, distribute food and groceries through frontline charities, offer breakfast and fruit to schools, deliver education programs and engage in advocacy on behalf of people who experience hunger and food insecurity.
Foodbank is one of Arc’s principal community partners and our team has participated in the Meal Makers challenge for several years.
This year Meal Makers was a Mystery Box Challenge, which required participants to use ingredients from the Foodbank warehouse to prepare a healthy and nutritious meal suitable for a particular family scenario. The cooks then went into the Community Kitchen to assist with preparing more than 400 meals to be distributed across Foodbank’s network.
Ms Zaknich said this year’s Mystery Box Challenge gave participants the experience of being a Foodbank client.
“You have to be able to quickly adapt a recipe, or adjust your meal plan based on what’s available on the day.
“Ingredients like fresh meat are hard to come by for Foodbank clients, as well as pantry items suitable for those with specific dietary requirements or allergies.
“I’m really pleased to have been able to help raise awareness and funds for the vital role Foodbank plays in supporting vulnerable members of the community,” Ms Zaknich said.
Disadvantaged members of our communities require help more urgently than ever, and Foodbank is currently assisting up to 1000 households a day.
If you would like to make a donation to Meal Makers you can do so here.
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