SecondBite’s business model is simple: collect fresh surplus food and redistribute
it to people in need. What makes this charity so incredible, though, is the fact that the amount it collects continues to grow exponentially with every passing year, thanks largely to donations from freshfood markets, growers, retailers and caterers alike.
To give you some idea, 2006 saw the charity, which was established in 2005, provide more than 80,000 meals. Not bad when you consider that, at that stage, it didn’t have a dedicated delivery van. Now armed with two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans – one of which Mercedes-Benz Vans provides at no cost as part of a community based sponsorship program – SecondBite is on track to collect and redistribute 900 tonnes this year, enough to provide 1.8 million meals!
“We’re extremely grateful for Mercedes-Benz’s ongoing support and commitment to the health of our local community through its pro-bono support of fresh-food redistribution,” said Katy Barfield, Executive Director of SecondBite.