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PAY IT FORWARD: State General Manager Jerry Farrell was impressed with the fundraising efforts of Coles Dalby.
PAY IT FORWARD: State General Manager Jerry Farrell was impressed with the fundraising efforts of Coles Dalby.

SHOPPERS in Dalby have proven they are the most generous in Australia by helping to raise enough funds to deliver the equivalent of 27,792 meals for people doing it tough.

The towns fundraising efforts through the local Coles has resulted in more than $6900 being donated to SecondBite after a five-week campaign.

SecondBite is a national charity which redistributes surplus fresh food from Coles to Australians in need.

For every $2 donation card purchased, SecondBite can deliver the equivalent of eight healthy meals to people in need.

Coles State General Manager Jerry Farrell said he was thrilled with the response by local shoppers to support the extraordinary work that SecondBite is doing in the community.

"We have received an outstanding response from our customers who really rallied behind the cause and donated at the checkouts to help SecondBite make a real difference,” Mr Farrell said.

"Fundraising efforts in Dalby contributed to a total of almost $127,000 worth of donations across the state and we thank local shoppers for their generous contribution.”

All donations raised over the time period will help to fund SecondBite's ongoing expenses such as fuel, transport and refrigeration, which allow the charity to collect and redistribute surplus fresh food completely free of charge wherever it is needed.

As part of Coles' partnership with SecondBite, more than 660 Coles supermarkets now donate surplus healthy, fresh food to around 1200 community food programs supporting disadvantaged Australians.

Since the partnership began with SecondBite in 2011, Coles has donated more than 40 million nutritious meals to people in need across Australia.

Coles Dalby is thankful for everyone's support.

Topics:  coles coles dalby dalby secondbite

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