COMMUNITY | Staff Reporter, Australia

Subway partners with Foodbank for third edition of World Sandwich Day

Last year’s event raised funds that supported more than 340,000 meals for Australian families in need.

Subway has partnered with Foodbank once again for the third edition of World Sandwich Day.

The sandwich chain will donate a meal to the charity for every sub purchased by customers on 1 November.

“This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and with Aussies’ support we can make a big difference, providing thousands of meals across the country,” Subway country director Chris Churchmichael said in a media release.

Foodbank’s latest Hunger Report found that more than one in five Australians experience food insecurity at some point throughout the year, and that women are 50% more likely to experience food poverty than men.

Foodbank Australia CEO Brianna Casey expressed excitement for partnering with Subway again to reach over 5 million Australians experiencing food insecurity.

“Last year’s efforts helped raise funds that supported more than 340,000 meals for Australian families in need and over the past two years Subway has supported more than half a million,” she said.

“It’s hard to imagine what 340,000 meals actually looks like but it provides the equivalent of $1.5 million in benefits to health, emotional wellbeing, sense of self-worth, social relationships and, ultimately, overall standard of living for the food relief recipients.”

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