Arc General Manager Commercial & Development Nathan Speed has participated in the Foodbank WA Meal Makers event which has raised $74,181 to date.
Meal Makers allows participants to learn a signature dish from a leading Perth chef before joining Foodbank WA Chef Grant in the Community Kitchen.
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 that experience hunger and food insecurity.
Arc CEO Murray Cook has participated in several Meal Makers events in the past and GM Nathan Speed was happy to take on the cooking challenge this year.
In March 2021, Mr Speed joined several members of Arc’s workforce to volunteer at the Foodbank WA warehouse at Perth airport. Around the same time, the business announced a three-year partnership with Foodbank WA and formally launched volunteer leave so all employees could use one paid leave day each year to volunteer for a registered community or charity organisation.
Foodbank WA, is essential for vulnerable people in our community and Mr Speed was proud to have contributed to the 148,362 meals Meal Makers has provided to those requiring food assistance over the years.
“Learning a signature dish from Rose Bass from Corvo Bar + Kitchen before entering Foodbank WA's Community Kitchen to prepare meals for people going without was an incredible experience.
“I’m so pleased that collectively the 2022 Meal Makers made 1,528 meals and were able to raise $74,181 for Foodbank WA, the equivalent of 148,362 meals.
“Foodbank WA directly benefits many of the communities in which Arc Infrastructure operates as the manager of the State's rail freight network, so I am pleased to provide my support for our Principal Partner,” Mr Speed said.
Disadvantaged members of our communities require help more urgently than ever. It is not unusual for Foodbank WA to assist 800 people a day through their branches and mobiles. Consider making a donation to Mr Speed’s 2022 fundraiser page: mealmakers.com.au/nathan-speed
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