The Swag Partners with SecondBite for Stop Food Waste Day 2023

We are so thrilled to share, for the month of April,  The Swag is partnering with SecondBite, Australia's largest free food rescue organisation for Stop Food Waste Day on April 26, 2023.

In recognition and support of Stop Food Waste Day, for the entire month of April, The Swag is offering a limited edition SecondBite Bundle, which includes all three Swag sizes (Large, Long, and Small), with $4 from every Bundle purchased, donated to SecondBite. All funds raised will help the organisation rescue more food to feed Australians living with food insecurity.

Did you know that $1 donated provides enough food for up to five meals? By purchasing a SecondBite Bundle, you will not only help reduce food waste in your own home, but you will be directly helping more food (20 meals!) to feed Australians living with food insecurity.

Peita Pini, the Founder and Managing Director of The Swag, is so excited to welcome a new partnership with SecondBite.

" We are excited to partner with SecondBite to make a difference in the fight against food waste. The Swag’s mission is to reduce food waste by extending the life of fresh produce. It is a win for the planet and its people; improving food security, addressing climate change, saving money, and reducing pressure on land, water, biodiversity, and waste management systems. We see SecondBite's work as an important part of this mission.”

SecondBite is doing some truly amazing work by teaming up with food growers, manufacturers and retailers to rescue surplus and unsold quality food that would otherwise go to waste, and distributes it to more than 1100 charity agencies around Australia. These charities run food programs to support people in need in their communities. The food rescued is redistributed through community pantries, pre-packed hampers and pre-made nutritious meals. 

Acting CEO of SecondBite, Lucy Coward says, “We’re thrilled to work with smart, progressive organisations that have the same values as we do. There are many ways we can all play our part in reducing food waste, and extending the life of our fruit and veg by using The Swag’s produce bags is an easy and affordable option.  This partnership will not only support us to feed hungry Aussies but will reach a whole new audience of potential supporters. 

Stop Food Waste Day is the largest day of action in raising awareness and changing behaviours to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, food waste. Australians are asked to reflect on their food consumption habits and take action to actively reduce the amount of quality food they bin. The Swag and SecondBite collaboration aims to inspire more individuals and businesses to join the fight against food waste and help reduce the number of Australians experiencing food insecurity.

Head to Second Bite to learn more, donate food/money, volunteer or fundraise.