Social Responsibility

With great fruit delivery comes great social responsibility

Australia may be the lucky country but many people can’t afford to put fresh food on the table on a regular basis. The One Box is an initiative of The Fruit Box Group that aims to address this problem.

 

 

In 2017 we sourced, packed and donated boxes filled with fresh fruit, vegies, milk and bread. 25,000 boxes were delivered to food relief agenies that acted as pick up hubs for recipients in need. 

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 been humbled by the impact of the program and we have committed to continue The One Box with 40,000 boxes being donated and distriubuted via food relief partners in Victoria and NSW in 2018.

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

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