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Port Adelaide and EnergyAustralia help provide 40,000 meals to Foodbank SA

PORT Adelaide Football Club in partnership with its joint major partner EnergyAustralia is proud to have already provided 40,000 meals in 2014 to South Australians in need since the club’s first home game at Adelaide Oval in Round 2.

For every goal Port Adelaide kick at their home games in 2014, EnergyAustralia is donating $100 to the Power to End Hunger campaign. This currently equates to $14,200 with two home games still remaining.

And as part of the ‘EnergyAustralia Power Plan’ electricity and gas retail offer to Port Adelaide supporters, customers can also donate to the program. So far supporters have donated an additional $8000 bringing the total raised for the Power to End Hunger campaign for the year to over $22,000.

Port Adelaide chief executive Keith Thomas thanked EnergyAustralia for their outstanding support of such an important community campaign.

“Both Port Adelaide and EnergyAustralia are very like-minded in their support of local communities,” Mr Thomas said.

“In joining Port Adelaide as a joint major partner in January EnergyAustralia made it clear that they wanted to make a contribution to our local community.

“As a result they were delighted to also become the major partner of our charity Foodbank SA to raise awareness and much needed funds to assist South Australians in need.

“As part of this partnership EnergyAustralia are kicking in $100 for every goal that Port Adelaide kick at our home games at Adelaide Oval in 2014.

“And Port Adelaide supporters who have signed up to the special EnergyAustralia offer can make a donation in their name to Foodbank to also assist this vital cause.

“Already, between the two programs this equates to over $22,000 and 40,000 meals to our Power to End Hunger campaign and we are very grateful for their generous support.”

EnergyAustralia’s General Manager - Sales and Marketing David Hamilton said the company was committed to giving back to the communities it operated in.

“For most of us, it’s hard to imagine not knowing how you will be able to afford your next meal but for many people this is happening every day,” Mr Hamilton said.

“It’s important we are all there to provide the support and helping hand for those who are doing it tough.

“This is a program that is making a real difference to the lives of thousands of families and EnergyAustralia is proud to be part of that.”

Foodbank South Australia chief executive Richard Pagliaro said one of their biggest issues is the lack of knowledge about the existence of hunger in our community.

“As part of the Power to End Hunger campaign, EnergyAustralia and Port Adelaide Football Club not only provide us with much needed funds for Foodbank’s work, but also help put hunger in the spotlight. Their support is very much appreciated,” Mr Pagliaro said.
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