Mobil volunteers assist food relief efforts via Foodbank's mobile supermarket
A team of volunteers from the Mobil Yarraville and Altona terminals recently helped deliver food supplies to families in need in Melbourne’s inner west via Foodbank’s mobile supermarket bus.
The team met at Foodbank’s Yarraville warehouse where they loaded up the bus full of fresh fruit and vegetables and pantry staples. Then they drove out to various locations where community members visited the bus to fill up their shopping bags with items they needed.
In total, the team packed and delivered 1574 kilograms of food to 85 community members, which is enough to make 3,148 meals.
Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, and provides a crucial supply of goods to the front line charities who are feeding vulnerable Australians. Foodbank provides more than 70% of food which would otherwise go to waste, for food relief organisations nation-wide.
Food insecurity affects more than half a million Australian families each day. Food relief is an important cause to the ExxonMobil Australia team, with many staff members opting to volunteer with Foodbank Victoria.
“It is such an amazing initiative and really put life into perspective for me,” said Michelle Garbett, who works as an admin assistant at ExxonMobil’s Yarraville site. “I thoroughly enjoyed the day and was glad to have contributed my time to such a great cause.”Watch this video to see the impact of this program.