Foodbank South Australia
Foodbank’s innovative partnership with the South Australian Produce Market Limited and the fruit and vegetable industry tackles food insecurity and access to healthy foods for those who can least afford it, whilst also rescuing edible surplus produce that otherwise would have gone to waste.
Established in 2013 with an on-site presence, the relationship between the South Australian Produce Market Limited and Foodbank has seen donations of fresh fruit and vegetables from within the market reaching more than 1.5 million kgs donated per annum.
Foodbank South Australia is a non-profit organisation which relies on the support of a large network of dedicated people who have a commitment to fulfilling the vision of a South Australia without hunger.
Established in South Australia in 2000, Foodbank SA’s core concept remains simple – to feed those in need by redistributing surplus food.
Foodbank SA provides food relief to more than 135,000 South Australians every month – with one third of them being children.
Foodbank SA provides more than 6.8 million meals, through their warehouses in Edwardstown, Mount Gambier, Berri , Whyalla and Central Australia and Food Hubs in Edwardstown, Elizabeth, Woodville, Christies Beach, Murray Bridge, Alice Springs, Mount Gambier, Whyalla and Ceduna and two Mobile Food Hubs. In addition, Foodbank supports to a network of 586 charities and supports more than 550 school programs including School Breakfast Programs across the state.
For more details visit Foodbank SA’s website.
The market community has supported the work of Camp Quality for many years through the annual Charity Ball.
In 2020 the annual Cherry Auction returned to the SA Produce Market, an event that launches the SA Grown Season.
In 2021, the Cherry Auction raised $50,000 for Camp Quality – full details here.
For more details about Camp Quality, you can visit their website.
Childhood Cancer Association
The South Australian Produce Market has worked with the Childhood Cancer Association in South Australia and supports the work they do to help families here in South Australia.
In 2020 Childhood Cancer Association was the recipient of funds raised for our SA Strawberry Season Launch and of the 2020 Cherry Auction at the SA Produce Markets.
In 2021 the Childhood Cancer Association was the recipient of the $10,000 raised from the launch event of the 2021 South Australian Strawberry Season.
For more details please visit their website.
In 2022 the South Australian Produce Market teamed up with Drakes supermarkets to host a Superhero morning on Be a Hero For Heartkids day -Friday June 17.
The generous market community contributed $8,000 to the cause through donations made on the morning.
Details of the event can be found in the media release issued.