In 2020 as part of our bushfire relief support, we commenced a relationship with Reforest Now to contribute to their efforts to see large-scale reforestation of Australian rainforests.
Since then, we’ve made another donation of $10,000 to restore and expand a patch of ancient rainforest from pre-clearing times, around 170 years old.
The rainforest spot is called Allansby, located in Eureka, Northern NSW, west of the Byron Bay Lighthouse. This area is one of 33 fragments of the original forest that was never destroyed when the area was 99.6% cleared for logging, banana farming, cattle grazing and illegal squatting from 1850-1880.
Their dedicated teams have been working to remove severe infestations from vines and exotic lantana weeds which have been suppressing native rainforest germination. This important work uncovers endangered forest species previously entangled in the weeds, allowing them to thrive.
If you’d like to learn more about the difference Reforest Now are making, or you’d like to support their efforts, visit reforestnow.org.au/getinvolved.
In September we made a donation of $10,000 to support the work of Foodbank NSW & ACT. We’re proud to support the wonderful work they do to help people in our community. For every $1 donated to Foodbank NSW & ACT, they are able to provide 2 meals for people in need. Our donation contributes to 20,000 meals.
Since the NSW lockdown was announced on Saturday 26th June, Foodbank have distributed over 64,618 emergency relief hampers, which is an increase rollout of 351 per cent. They are packing 2,500-3,500 hampers per day, and under normal circumstances would normally prepare that amount in a week! They are now delivering 704,188 meals a week, with demand increasing by 200 per cent.
Foodbank has a footprint in every state and territory across Australia, providing food and grocery relief to more than 815,000 Aussies every month. Foodbank restores hope to people who are struggling by rescuing and sourcing food and groceries from farmers, manufacturers and retailers and distributing them to front-line charities around the country to provide to individuals and families in need.
If you’d like to show your support visit foodbanknsw.org.au.