Here at A Local Beer, we are incredibly proud to announce that we have partnered with Secondbite to help fight Food insecurity. For every pint or six-pack sold we will donate the equivalent to a meal to someone in need.
Formally established in 2005, SecondBite was the idea of Ian and Simone Carson who decided they could no longer watch good food go to waste while people went hungry. In its first year, SecondBite was run by three volunteers in Victoria and moved just over 600 kg of food. Now a national organisation, SecondBite redistributes fresh, nutritious food to more than 1,300 community food programs nationally, completely free of charge.
In Australia, we throw away an unbelievable amount of perfectly edible food every day.
At the same time, a growing number of Australians find themselves struggling to make ends meet. In the course of a year, around 3.6 million Australians find themselves unable to afford enough food to feed themselves or their families. For more than 1 million of these people, this is not a one-off, but a regular occurrence. The reasons behind this are complicated, but the bottom line isn’t – in short: we throw good food away while people go hungry. That doesn’t make sense.
Secondbite do absolutely incredible work every day and we are proud to play a small part in assisting them in the fight against food insecurity and wastage.