Australian Venue Co is raising funds for charity partner SecondBite over the AFL Grand Final weekend, by donating $1 from every Parma sold across all its venues, nationwide.

SecondBite is Australia’s largest free food rescue, not-for-profit organisation helping to end food waste and food insecurity. AVC CEO Paul Waterson said supporting SecondBite is an important part of Australian Venue Co’s ongoing commitment to reducing food waste and diverting good produce from landfill.

“We’re so proud to support the incredible work that SecondBite does in rescuing and distributing food to vulnerable Australians through their network of community food programs,” he said.

“Every dollar donated by AVC to SecondBite provides the equivalent of five meals for those in need, showing that a small contribution can make a significant impact in the community.”

SecondBite CEO Steve Clifford said the funds raised by the AVC Parma meal donation would make a huge difference.

“Grand Final weekend is such a great celebration and I’m sure that patrons of all AVC’s venues will get behind this when they know how much of a difference every dollar makes to our ability to rescue and distribute more good quality food for Aussies in need.”

The AFL Grand Final weekend initiative will add to AVC’s ongoing partnership with SecondBite, which sees diners offered the option to add a $1 SecondBite donation to their order via Mr Yum at participating venues across Australia, with AVC dollar matching each contribution.

SecondBite works with corporate partners like AVC as well as major retailers and food donors, diverting unsold produce from landfill to feed Australians who are doing it tough. In the 2022 financial year, SecondBite rescued more than 24 million kilograms of food, providing the equivalent of 48 million meals for their agency partners.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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