Aussie Celebrates 20 Years Of Feeding Those In Need At Christmas

Posted by on December 17, 2018

OzHarvest awesome partner, Aussie Home Loans, is celebrating 20 years of feeding people in need at Christmas.

This year Aussie’s team members and mortgage brokers prepared over 200 food hampers, donated money and provided almost 400 premium leg hams to OzHarvest charities, providing over 5,500 meals. In addition, for the third year running, James Symond, Aussie’s Chief Executive Officer donated an additional 5,000 meals on behalf of Aussie’s industry and business partners.

James Symond, said “We’re really proud to be celebrating 20 years of supporting Australians through food donations, after starting with one charity in 1998 with the Exodus Foundation’s Christmas Day lunch in Sydney.

“Our whole team has embraced our Christmas initiatives and our partnership with OzHarvest, now in its third year, and participate in these activities with genuine enthusiasm”, he added.

OzHarvest Founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn, said “We love the great contribution the Aussie team make to OzHarvest each year, especially at Christmas when there are so many people struggling to put food on the table. The hams are always big hit with the charities we support.”

Many of Aussie’s 220 stores across Australia are also participating in Christmas food drives for OzHarvest and making donations to their local charities.

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Aussie supports Australians in need during Christmas 2017

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Australia’s leading mortgage broker, Aussie Home Loans, has partnered with OzHarvest to support people in need this Christmas.

Hundreds of Aussie’s staff and mortgage brokers have prepared 287 food hampers, donated cash and more than 250 leg hams for OzHarvest, helping to provide around 5,000 meals over the festive period.

OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation collecting over 100 tonnes of quality excess food each week from food donors across the country, and delivering to more than 1,000 charities, providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children.

OzHarvest Founder and CEO, Ronni Khan, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Aussie to help families in need this Christmas. Together, we can put much needed food on the table for those who may not know where their next meal is coming from.”

Many of Aussie’s 215 stores across Australia are also participating in Christmas food drives for OzHarvest and making donations to their local charities.

Aussie Chief Executive Officer, James Symond, said “We are in our second year of partnering with OzHarvest and I am proud our staff have become so involved in helping people in need through this great charity.”

Aussie becomes National Major Partner of OzHarvest

Posted by on May 26, 2016

Australia’s leading mortgage broker, Aussie Home Loans, has announced a new partnership with food rescue charity, OzHarvest, as a National Major Partner.

The partnership agreement includes a substantial cash donation to support the charity, as well as programs in which Aussie’s more than 1,300 mortgage brokers and team members will fundraise for the charity.

The announcement comes shortly after Aussie’s Chief Executive James Symond took part in its flagship event, the CEO Cookoff, personally raising $111,000.

Mr Symond said “I was so impressed by OzHarvest’s mission, operation and team during my involvement in the CEO Cookoff that it inspired me to look at what long-term support Aussie could provide beyond this one event.

“This isn’t just about writing a cheque; though of course OzHarvest needs money to keep the wheels turning on their yellow vans. Importantly, we will be setting up programs so that our team across the country can get involved by volunteering, fundraising and taking part in OzHarvest’s ‘Cooking for a Cause’ events.

“Our brokers and franchisees will also be leveraging the strong connections they have in their local communities and with their customers to find new ways to support OzHarvest at the grassroots level,” Mr Symond added.

Ms Ronni Kahn, Founder and CEO of OzHarvest, said “We are so thrilled that one of Australia’s most dynamic organisations is formalising their support for us. Aussie is not only providing funding but is also creating opportunities for its team members across Australia to both volunteer their time and create their own fundraising programs and community connections to support us.”