Brisbane-based company Ausco Modular is getting behind the OzHarvest CEO CookOff for another year with an $8025 donation.
The donation was made by Ausco’s 321 staff members across Australia, who collectively chose to forfeit a part of their individual staff Christmas presents late last year to give back to those in need.
Ausco Modular Managing Director, Anthony Walsh, participating in the 2016 OzHarvest CEO CookOff event in Brisbane.
As a result of their generosity, a $25 donation was made on behalf of each Ausco staff member, which will allow OzHarvest to provide over 16,000 meals to the most vulnerable people in Australia.
Ausco Managing Director, Anthony Walsh, participated in the CEO CookOff in Brisbane last year, raising $3300 for the charity.
Anthony said Ausco’s staff were so thrilled to be aligned with the charity last year they encouraged their boss to sign up for a second year.
“Ausco supports OzHarvest’s mission to address hunger, homelessness and food waste in our community,” he said.
“After our participation in the CEO CookOff in 2016, the whole company decided to get behind OzHarvest CEO Ronni Kahn this year, so we have donated our funds to her campaign.
“What struck me about this particular charity was that it is aiming to fix a real problem with innovation. Ausco prides itself on being innovative so it makes sense for us to align with OzHarvest and help restore dignity to people doing it tough through food.
“During last year’s CEO CookOff, I was so touched by the recipients I got to meet and share a meal with. They are just normal Aussie’s who have come across hard times yet still manage to have so much enthusiasm and warmth. It was such a humbling experience.”
This year’s CEO CookOff will see over 100 CEO’s serve delicious meals to 1,000 vulnerable Australians while raising much needed funds for the charity. Every $1 donated allows OzHarvest to deliver the equivalent of two meals and has a Social Return on Investment value to the community of over $5.
The CEO CookOff will take place on March 6 in Sydney. Locals wishing to get involved can make a donation through ceocookoff.com.au.
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