Posted on August 10, 2020
Petuna is helping the country’s most vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic, donating more than $100,000 worth of Ocean Trout to Foodbank Australia.
The donation – consisting of 33,750 individual portions of fresh and 2,000 sides of hot smoked Ocean Trout – will be distributed through Foodbank packages to families across Australia.
Five million Australians experienced food insecurity in the past year and Foodbank provides relief for more than 815,000 people each month.
The organisation has seen a 50 per cent increase in demand for food and grocery relief due to job loss and small business closures across the country during the pandemic, so donations are more critical than ever.
Petuna CEO Ruben Alvarez said the company was committed to supporting communities hit hard by the pandemic and was proud to partner with lifechanging organisations like Foodbank to make a real difference to the lives of those most in need.
“We know COVID-19 has been tough on everyone, but those Australians living with food insecurity are struggling now more than ever before,” Mr Alvarez said.
“Being in a position to provide vulnerable families and individuals with a good source of nutrition was an obvious and meaningful way Petuna could help out, so it was a no-brainer for us.”