Across Australia, in our stores, distribution centres and the Store Support Office (our head office in Melbourne) our team members are working together to do great things for our customers, the communities around us, and our farmers, suppliers and the environment. Here's where you can see what we've been up to!
Coles Brand Products win 88 medals
We help SecondBite deliver more than 83 millions meals to Australians in need
We are genuinely excited and feel very justified in shouting about recent successes for our Coles Brand products from the rooftops.Coles Brand products awarded 88 medals at the Australian Food Awards (AFA) and Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards (RHFA)
The AFA is Australia’s leading national food awards program and recognises the best Australian food products and produce across Dairy, Meat, Poultry, Fresh Produce, Grains and Pulses, Pantry Goods and Convenience Foods.
The RHFA is one of the most respected and longest running food awards in Australia and provides a quality bench-marking system that enables find food producers to assess their products against others.
Across a number of categories our products won 51 medals at the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards and 37 Medals at the 2017 Australian Food Awards. Here are the gold medals we won:
- Coles Slow Cooked Pork Belly Strips in Asian Style Marinade 500g (also awarded Reserve Champion)
- Coles Block Chocolate White & Vanilla 100g
- Coles Thai Chicken Noodle Meal Pot
- Coles Indian Style Butter Chicken
- Coles Beef Ravioli 600g
- Coles Ricotta & Spinach Agnolotti 600g
- Coles Thai Green Chicken Curry & Jasmine Rice
- Coles Traditional Bocconcini 210g
- Coles Thickened Cream 300ml
- Coles Finest Australian Red Gum Honey 400g
- Coles Finest Australian Honey Jar 500G
Since their beginnings in 2005, SecondBite has rescued almost 42 million kg of surplus fresh food, and provided more than 83 million nutritious meals for disadvantaged men, women and children around Australia
SecondBite delivers food to over 1,300 community organisations and delivers an amazing 5 healthy meals for just $1; with the view to increase this to 8 meals per $1 by 2019. You can learn more about the great work they do on their website: www.secondbite.org.
The Coles Community Food Program
Coles is proud to partner with SecondBite in its mission to provide meals to those in need around Australia. Coles Community Food is a national program that harnesses surplus food from 685 of our supermarkets to SecondBite who, with the support of their army of volunteers, delivers it to over 1300 community organisations.
Since the launch of the program in Coles stores our team members delivered to SecondBite more than the equivalent of 46 million healthy meals to people in need. Fundraising by team members in our supermarkets have contributed a further $580,000.
For the first time, our liquor brands including Liquorland, First Choice and Vintage Cellars have lent their support for the work of SecondBite by raising a massive $1.1million in 12 months through in-store fund-raising.
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