Woolworths Jimboomba gets behind OzHarvest Christmas Appeal

FRIENDLY TEAM: Woolworths Jimbooma manager Vladimir Galic and employees Sam Koop, Jamilee Rushbrook, Kylie Whyte and Ange Barby are spreading Christmas cheer. Photo: Tom Bushnell.
FRIENDLY TEAM: Woolworths Jimbooma manager Vladimir Galic and employees Sam Koop, Jamilee Rushbrook, Kylie Whyte and Ange Barby are spreading Christmas cheer. Photo: Tom Bushnell.

With just 50 cents, this Christmas Jimboomba shoppers can help feed an Aussie in need

Woolworths customers can help make a difference by purchasing a 50 cent token in the OzHarvest Christmas Appeal until Christmas Eve, to provide a meal for Australians in need.

Woolworths is also stacking its bakery shelves with limited edition packs of ‘Santa Cookies’ to raise funds for this year’s Woolworths OzHarvest Christmas Appeal.

This sweet addition to the annual fundraiser makes for the perfect treat to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve, with 50 cents from each pack sold helping OzHarvest to provide meals for Australian families in need.

Last year, over 280,000 packs of Santa cookies were sold, raising over $140,000 towards the OzHarvest Christmas Appeal in total.

Baked in-store, Woolworths Dreamy Choc ‘Santa Cookies’ come in a pack of five for $2.50 and are available across Woolworths stores nationally.

With more than four million Australians experiencing food insecurity and many charities providing food relief reporting they could take double the food to meet demand, hunger is a serious national issue.

The OzHarvest Christmas Appeal at Woolworths hopes to raise more than $1 million nationally to assist in delivering more food to over 1300 charitable agencies.

Supplemented by regular donations of fresh produce from Woolworths stores across the country, customers who purchase a 50 cent meal token at Woolworths stores in South-West Logan City or online will be helping OzHarvest to deliver a meal to someone in need.

Woolworths Jimboomba store manager Vladimir Galic said the Woolworths Christmas appeal helped to ensure charities like OzHarvest could support locals in need over Christmas.

“We’re proud to be able to continue to support OzHarvest at Jimboomba Woolworths,” he said.

OzHarvest Queensland state manager Amy Cobb said there would be many families across the country struggling to put meals on the table.

“Through the Woolworths OzHarvest Christmas Appeal, together we can ensure charities can help support those in need and meet the growing demand for support,” she said.

Woolworths group manager Ryan Lancaster said Woolworths stores in South-West Logan City understood that Christmas was a time to focus on family, friends and the local community.

“By simply donating 50 cents by purchasing an OzHarvest Christmas Appeal token, we can all make a difference together and play a vital role in helping feed an Australian in need,” he said.

Customers can purchase an OzHarvest 50 cent meal token when shopping at any Woolworths store or online until December 24. Customers can place their name on any token once purchased, and take it home or put it on display at Woolworths stores in South-West Logan City.

Last year, the Woolworths OzHarvest Christmas Appeal received an overwhelming response raising over $1 million for the food rescue organisation, providing two million meals for Australians across the country.

Woolworths has partnered with OzHarvest since 2015 to help reduce food waste by providing surplus fresh food from their supermarkets to Aussies who would otherwise go without.

DELICIOUS: Woolworths are selling packs of irresistible chocolate cookies to raise money for those in need this Christmas.

DELICIOUS: Woolworths are selling packs of irresistible chocolate cookies to raise money for those in need this Christmas.