When the Covid-19 lockdown hit, and grocery shops shelves were stripped bare, we all realised how much everyone depends on having a secure food supply. So imagine if you were a vulnerable or a less mobile member of our community? How would you manage?
Motion by the Ocean Inc. swiftly reimagined its purpose here. We established a partnership with Secondbite, one of Australia’s leading food recovery agencies. We work together to rescue surplus food from retailers and help redistribute it to people in need. Our food program provides free weekly grocery hampers to those in our community who will benefit from it most.
To date, we have assembled and delivered the equivalent of 30,500 meals (as of December 2021) via food hampers and established a team of local volunteers to assist with the deliveries. Although the program was designed to help manage the initial impact of Covid-19, it remains relevant for many in our community today. This includes families who are managing trauma at home. With good relationships established with our volunteers and donors, the program will continue, ensuring we support the vulnerable members of our community.
As of November 2021, we are happy to announce our partnership with Foodbank, allowing for a broader range of foods for our Moving Food Program.