Uncle Tobys was the first company to partner with us in the Collaborative Supply Program and oats are a valuable addition to our provisions as our welfare agencies are keen to be able to provide nutritionally-balanced and filling breakfasts. The companies which partnered with Uncle Tobys in the 2012 donation included: Croker Grain, Amcor Cartonboard and Amcor Fibre, SBA Transport and Frances Transport. Additional funding was provided by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
For three years in a row, in preparation for winter, the Uncle Tobys factory at Wahgunyah in rural Victoria has donated Oats to Foodbank as part of our Collaborative Supply Program. The combined donations represent a commitment of product with a retail value of more than $1 million. Each time Uncle Tobys has donated a full day’s production resulting in over 90,000 packets or the equivalent of more than 1 million bowls of porridge.