Thunder Nation provides 128,637 meals for those in need | Sydney Thunder - BBL
Cricket network logo

Thunder Nation provides 128,637 meals for those in need

20 May 2020

Club partnership with OzHarvest continues to support those in need across the Thunder Nation

Sydney Thunder is committed to making a real and meaningful difference in the community and is proud to work together 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 across the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons, the club has provided 128,637 meals for those in need.

This has also resulted 42,879 kilograms of food saved from going to waste and 6,131,697 litres of water saved.

“We are proud to make a meaningful contribution on and off the field,” said Sydney Thunder Community Impact Specialist Jake Balnave.

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

This season’s initiative culminated in a Community Round on 18 January which saw 52 kilograms of food donated to a food drive and OzHarvest volunteers form a guard of honour as the players ran out onto the field.

Limited edition Indigenous playing shirts worn by players on 11 January and 20 January were also auctioned with all proceeds donated to OzHarvest.

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 128,637 meals to help feed people in need. 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 this season.

“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.”

For more information, please contact Sydney Thunder.