Social Responsibility

With great fruit delivery comes great social responsibility

Australia may be the lucky country but millions of Australians can’t afford to put fresh food on the table on a regular basis. With over one third being children*, we decided we could do more to help those in need. Our corporate social responsibility program has been created to address this need and to make a positive impact within the communty.

 

 

Launched in 2017, The One Box initative helps to build a healthy foundation for young families that typically can’t afford fresh produce. With the help of local community agencies in Melbourne we have identified 1000 families in need and we’re providing them with a weekly box full of fruit, vegies, milk and bread to the value of $25.

Sharee Grinter of West Footscray Neighbourhood House, one of the partner agencies involved says, “This kind of valuable support from businesses to services like ours gives us greater capacity to offer tangible support to more families.”  

“With fresh food so expensive it’s often the first to fall off the list when resources are stretched, so a weekly box of good quality nutritious food will have a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of families in need,” Grinter says.

The One Box is funded and managed exclusively by The Fruit Box Group. We have been delivering fresh fruit and milk to businesses since 2001 and have used this experience to help develop an initiative that is both sustainable and efficient. We have plans to help even more Australian families. So, we’d like to thank you for your invaluable support that enables us to keep on #doinggood in the community.

We hope our program inspires other businesses to develop new ways to 'give back'.  Be sure to follow the One Box story via our Facebook and LinkedIn

For more information about our corporate social responsibilty intiatives please visit In the News for the latest news on The One Box program.

If you would like to know how you or your company can get involved please contact the Head of CSR at The Fruit Box Group please send us an enquiry via ewild@thefruitbox.com.au

Did you know...In addtion to The One Box initiative we also provide around 20,000 pieces of fruit each week to organisations such as OzHarvest and Fareshare?  

 

Ref: *Australian Institute of Family Studies, Food Insecurity in Australia: What is it, who experiences it and how can child and family services support families experiencing it? 2011