13 Dec 2019
One of South Australia’s most well-known charities, Foodbank SA, has been announced as the official charity partner of the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 in a move that is set to benefit thousands of children, youth and adults in the region.
Foodbank SA is the largest food relief charity in the state, supporting more than 126,000 South Australians with food relief every month. Last year alone, Foodbank SA provided enough food for more than 5.6 million meals.
The partnership sees the not-for-profit organisation as the latest charity to join forces with the Superloop Adelaide 500 to give back to the South Australian community.
Local SA Supercars driver Scott Pye (Team 18) lent a hand to Foodbank volunteers at the Food Hub in Adelaide yesterday gifting Christmas hampers to those in need to help announce the exciting partnership.
“The Superloop Adelaide 500 is one of the largest sporting events on the calendar and it’s fantastic to see them giving back to the community and partnering with charities,” said Pye.
“We had a lot of fun at the Food Hub and I learnt a lot about how Foodbank SA repurpose food and distribute to those in need – they’re doing amazing work in the South Australian community.”
Foodbank SA CEO Greg Pattinson said they were delighted to be chosen as the Official Charity partner for next year’s Superloop Adelaide 500.
“We are very grateful and excited to have the support of such an iconic major event to allow us to raise awareness for the work we do in South Australia,” said Pattinson.
“We currently support more than 126,000 South Australians every month with food relief and one third of those are children. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, around another 7,500 people still go without food relief in South Australia every month. We hope this partnership will help to raise enough money to put an extra 100,000 meals on the table.”
Funds raised at the event will allow Foodbank SA to rescue more food than ever to deliver meals to disadvantaged South Australians, including supporting 495 agencies and more than 500 school food programs.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 General Manager Alistair MacDonald said the event is looking forward to partnering with one of South Australia’s most recognisable charities.
“This is a fantastic example of the positive impact the event has on the wider community. We are delighted to be able to help Foodbank SA raise much needed funds to continue their important work,” said MacDonald.
All ticket purchasers for the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 will have the option to donate to Foodbank directly at point of purchase online, and will be also be able to donate on site at the event.
Just look out for the Foodbank SA Volunteers in purple to make a donation, or jump on one of the buggies to get around the track for a small donation.