Nando’s Has Teamed Up With Local Charities To Help Disadvantaged Aussies
Nando’s has partnered with non-for-profit organisation SecondBite to help secure fresh food for those in need.
In the new initiative titled NanDonation, the company aims to secure food from Nando’s restaurants that was otherwise headed for landfill and redistribute it to charities across Australia. They hope to provide at least 200,000 meals to the community over the next 12 months.
Since the launch of the pilot program in February last year, over 80 Nando’s restaurants have taken part in facilitating meals across the country, and the company aims to see all 200+ Nando’s establishments participating by the end of the year.
With the number of homeless Aussies increasing by 14% over the last five years, stats also show that 116,000 Aussies experience homelessness on any given night. Nando’s hopes to help continue make a difference with the NanDonation program, with chicken from the restaurants being donated each week to local charity partners who supply nourishing meals for those who are doing it tough.
Craig Mason, CEO of Nando’s, said not only was the program changing lives of those who benefit from donations, Nando’s staff have also benefited from helping make a difference. “The added bonus is the positive impact our efforts have towards reducing our sustainability footprint. Saving perfectly good food from being wasted is satisfying on so many levels,” he said.