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Thunder Nation provides 63,297 meals for those in need

29 January 2019

Ronni Khan and Alex Blackwell

Donations can still be made at sydneythunder.com.au/10kmeals

Sydney Thunder is committed to making a real and meaningful difference in the community and this season joined forces with OzHarvest to help Australians faced with food insecurity.

Every year millions of Australians face food insecurity with many families and individuals relying on the support of OzHarvest to put meals on their plate every day.

Thanks to the generous support of the Thunder Nation, the club has provided 63,297 meals for those in need, surpassing the target of 10,000 more than six times.

“We are proud to make a meaningful contribution on and off the field,” said Sydney Thunder General Manager Lee Germon.

“Through strategic community partnerships, we are able to increase our reach and ensure that we are helping those in need.”

The initiative culminated in a Community Round on 8 January which saw all BBL and WBBL players wear a specially designed playing shirt. All shirts were later auctioned with all proceeds donated to OzHarvest.

In addition to raising funds, supporters took part in a food drive, bringing non-perishable items to be donated to the OzHarvest market.

CEO and Founder of OzHarvest Ronni Kahn is extremely thankful for the support of the Thunder Nation.

"Thanks to the generosity of the Sydney Thunder team and their fans, OzHarvest can provide an additional 63,000 meals to help feed people in need,” said Kahn.

“I love their passion for community and commitment to making a positive change in society."

Official Partner Homestar Finance continued their strong support of the Thunder Nation by donating 16,000 meals to the cause. 

“Supporting Australian families has been a core mission of our business as we continuously offer and deliver affordable home loan products,” said Ilias Pavlopoulos, Executive Director Homestar Finance.

“Our contribution to the Thunder Foundation and Oz Harvest further sustains this notion as we will be providing 16,000 meals to those that need it the most.”

Donations can still be made at sydneythunder.com.au/10kmeals.

For more information please contact Sydney Thunder.