The closure of restaurants and cafes across South Australia due to the current lockdown inevitably means food wastage, but this doesn’t have to be the case in an already unfortunate situation.
Foodbank SA have put a call out to the state that they’re now accepting donations of food from the hospitality and food industry.
The esteemed South Australian organisation that provides a vital lifeline for struggling residents acknowledged that this time is tough for those in the industry, and understands there may be a large quantity of perishable foods that will go to waste given the restrictions only allowing takeaway services.
The product that Foodbank SA is able to distribute through their charitable work makes it way to families in need in our community via their Food Hubs that will remain opening during the 7 day lockdown.
Foodbank SA noted that for some food businesses there may be a tax incentive for donating food, with tax deductible donations at market value on the day of donation but would require appropriate tax advice to determine if you’re eligible.
Alongside the collection of donations Foodbank will be completely operational for the next seven days as an essential service that will continue to provide food to charities and families in need.
All Foodbank Food Hubs and warehouses will remain open as they continue to be the life line for providing food relief to vulnerable members of the community through what will undoubtably be a tougher time than ever before.
If you have a food donation you would like to make please call Foodbank SA on 08 8351 1136 to dicuss deliver or collection of your stock.
To find out opening times and locations of Foodbank SA’s Food Hubs, click here.