New Seed Grows Food For Change's Hunger Relief Efforts
With a mission to alleviate food insecurity, homegrown charity Food For Change has planted a brand new initiative in its ever-growing garden bed of hunger relief efforts.
Seeds of Change, which will officially launch in Victoria next month (May 2021), will see 100% of profits harvested from the sale of the seeds helping to feed hungry individuals and families across the nation.
With a seed range for every season that can be grown anywhere in Australia, each packet contains three varieties of seed for just $6.95.
As part of the program, each packet sold will also be matched by Food For Change as a donation back to community groups who share our hunger relief goals.
The seasonal packets within the range currently include:
1. Spring: beetroot, chives and lettuce
2. Summer: cucumber, basil and tomato
3. Autumn: carrot, broccoli and cauliflower
4. Winter: chard, parsley and onion
Seeds of Change works side-by-side with the efforts that Food For Change has grown since its inception in 2016.
More than 3.6 million Australians seek food relief each year, a number which continues to grow at concerning rates. However, just $2 donated to Food For Change allows the organisation to provide up to 10 meals for hungry Australians.
The brainchild of Matthew Donovan, Food For Change started by building a network of unused land and volunteers to grow fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs for those in need.
Off the back of this successful charity concept, Food For Change also established a food “rescue” arm to connect local food donors with relief organisations, and more recently also launched a fresh food box delivery service.
With the amazing team, our wonderful volunteers and the incredible support of key partners including IGA, Vinnies, Sustainable Table, in2food, COS, Minter Ellison Lawyers, New South Wales Government and Second Bite, Food For Change has managed to grow, rescue and provide in kind support to provide more than 663,000 meals for hungry Australians at the time of writing.
The Seeds of Change program was made possible thanks to the generosity of Sustainable Table and its Ripe For Change grant program, first sowing its seeds in Victoria with the view to expand over the coming year. Individuals interested in purchasing seed packets as well as community groups who would benefit from the receipt of donated seeds should fill out the Registration Form on our website today.
So, what are you waiting for? Together we can seed change for those in dire need.