GREAT TEAM EFFORT DONATES FUNDS TO ICONIC FOODBANK GROUP
Another great 2019 team effort by Australian Gas Networks and the Port Adelaide Football Club has produced an $11,800 donation for Australia’s largest food relief and food rescue organisation, Foodbank.
To help provide meals to those in need, Australian Gas Networks (AGN) and the Port Adelaide club donated $100 to Foodbank for every goal kicked by a Power player at Adelaide Oval during the 2019 football season.
The $11,800 generated from 188 goals kicked equated to 23,600 meals being provided to feed those suffering food insecurity across South Australia.
“As one of Australia’s leading gas distribution business, AGN is delighted to have again joined forces with Port Adelaide to donate funds towards the outstanding work that Foodbank does for some of South Australia’s most vulnerable people,” AGN’s Chief Customer Officer, Mr Andrew Staniford, said.
“It is most rewarding to see the number of families that will benefit from the efforts of the Power team and the financial support from the Port Adelaide-AGN 'Goals to End Hunger' partnership,” Mr Staniford said.
A recent 2019 Foodbank Hunger Report revealed an alarming 134,620 South Australians seek food relief every month – 30 per cent of them children.
Foodbank SA chief executive officer Greg Pattinson said the 'Goals to End Hunger' program provides significant support to its food supplies.
“All of us at Foodbank SA feel incredibly privileged to be part of the Port Adelaide and the Australian Gas Networks family. We are constantly amazed at the generosity and community spirit of the Port members and supporters, but never surprised,” he said.
“Despite Foodbank’s efforts in increasing its food distribution last year, there is still a significant shortfall in meeting demand.
“Firstly, we need another 1 million kilograms of food each year to meet this demand, and secondly, we need the resources and capability to be able to distribute the food to regions in the state where there is high demand, particularly in country and remote regions.
“Without the support from Australian Gas Networks and the Port Adelaide Football Club and its supporters, Foodbank SA would be a lot further behind,” Mr Pattinson said.
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) has approximately 2 million customers across every mainland state and the Northern territory, 34,000km of distribution networks, over 4,000km of gas transmission pipelines, 52 petajoules of gas storage capacity and remote power generation. AGIG’s vision is to be the leading gas infrastructure business in Australia - by delivering for customers, being a good employer, and being sustainably cost efficient.
In 2017, Australian Gas Networks (AGN), Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) and Multinet Gas Networks (MGN) came together to form AGIG. The combined distribution, transmission and storage assets make AGIG one of the largest gas infrastructure businesses in Australia.