Queensland based snacking company Do Good Labs is determined to uphold their mission; ‘to keep doing good in the world’, despite the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Like many airline suppliers, the healthy snacking company is feeling the pressure, but is working to do good by joining forces with OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity. The charity collects quality surplus food, distributes it to people in need and diverts food waste from landfill.
The new initiative sees Do Good Labs working closely with OzHarvest to provide 20,000 meals for Australians in need. Dr Daniel Rifkin, co-founder, says: “Now, more than ever, is the time to support one another. To continue in our efforts of doing good wherever we can. We are seeing airlines step up and look after local community charities and we must be seen as a light for the people in this dark time”.
The donation follows a “1 snack = 1 meal campaign” which saw Do Good Labs pledge to matched online consumer sales with donations to the charity.
Damon Stanton, who has served 25 years in the airline business and is part of the Do Good Labs team, adds: “None of us have ever seen anything like this in our lifetime and of course our airline sales have fallen sharply, but we’re determined to stay connected with people and keep doing good. We’ve always worked closely with OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, which collects quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivers it directly to more than 1,300 charities – supporting people in need across the country.”
OzHarvest Founder, Ronni Kahn AO says: “We can stop events. We can stop sporting matches. But we cannot stop feeding people. For understandable reasons, our donations have fallen dramatically in recent weeks and we’re very grateful for the extra support from friends like Do Good Labs”.