Hayden Delbous helps sort the surplus food at Centro Tweed.
Hayden Delbous helps sort the surplus food at Centro Tweed. John Gass

Tweed Coles gives helping hand to feed people in need

TWEED Heads has been celebrating a national fundraising month in support of SecondBite which, via the Coles Community Food with SecondBite program, liberates surplus fresh produce and bakery items from over 420 Coles stores.

SecondBite Tweed Heads works with local not-for- profit organisation You Have A Friend, which picks up the bread and fresh produce six days a week from Coles Centro Tweed Heads and distributes it to people in need across the shire from Tweed Heads to Murwillumbah.

Between June 12 and July 9, Coles Tweed Heads raised crucial funds for the SecondBite program.

Nationally Coles stores raised a total of $120,480 throughout the month for SecondBite, which will help to feed a quarter of a million Australians doing it tough.

"Here at Centro Tweed Coles we are very passionate about our fundraising for SecondBite," grocery manager Rebecca Neave said.

Already the program has delivered over five million meals to people in need since it commenced in September 2011 from Coles stores across Australia.

"Funds raised will help provide much needed fresh food for hungry Australians and their families this winter," SecondBite's CEO, Elaine Montegriffo, said.

The SecondBite program will have significant and positive health impacts in the Tweed Heads region for those who don't have access to a safe, regular and affordable food supply. And unfortunately the number of needy is growing.



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