by | Jun 28, 2021 | Charities | 0 comments

For every Farmers Pick purchase, you will donate meals to those in need through our amazing charity partner Alex Makes Meals!
So not only will you be saving money and eating fresher, you will feel good donating in the process.

Alex Makes Meals was founded by 21 year old uni student Alex Dekker and has grown from a one-man operation, to a fully fledging movement of 80+ dedicated volunteers in just one year and has provided over 200,000 meals since they started in early 2020.

Estimates say about 20% of Australians face food insecurity at least one night per week, this represents approximately 60,000- 150,000 in the Melbourne region alone. The latest Foodbank State of Hunger Report states that 61% of 15 to 25 year old’s in Australia went without food for at least one day last week and that is something Alex wants to change.

Their dedicated team of volunteers and generous monthly donations help supply 3000+ hearty and nutritious meals a week to 50+ locations and charities including the Salvation Army, Stkilda Crisis Centre, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and even the Royal Womens Hospital, to name a few.

“We are constantly striving to provide those in need with the best quality food; a good meal gives even more dignity to those in need. Having Farmers Pick provide fresh produce for all of our food packages is a big part of achieving this goal. We’re thrilled to be working with another entrepreneurial company who are making a difference in our community.”