The IGA Food Rescue Program: Redirecting surplus food to support people who need it most.
At IGA, we believe in giving back to our local communities, to continue to build a healthy and happy environment for us all.
The IGA Food Rescue Program enables our network of independent retailers to donate edible surplus food to those who need it most within their communities. Together with Not for Profit ‘Food for Change’, IGA stores across NSW and QLD are regularly taking this action and donating available food from their stores that would otherwise go to waste.
Since the launch of The IGA Food Rescue Program in 2018, over 171,000 meals have been donated to those less fortunate, and is a program that IGA is looking to grow nationally in the near future.
For over two years, IGA Meadowbank has been donating food to Christian Community Aid, and during this time they have made over 105 donations, and almost 29,000 meals.