Media Release

14 April 2015

Finance Staff Support Communities@Work Food Rescue in 2015

Staff at the Department of Finance have nominated the Communities@Work Food Rescue service as their inaugural flagship charity for 2015.

The Food Rescue service is a Communities@Work Social Program that provides excess food, donated by local businesses, to disadvantaged people in the Canberra region.

The Secretary of the Department of Finance, Jane Halton, and Communities@Work Chief Executive Officer, Lynne Harwood came together today at an information session where staff heard more about the food rescue services being provided by Communities@Work.

‘There is a great culture here at Finance and our staff are very interested in giving back to the community,’ said Ms Halton.

‘We [staff] will support the food rescue services together through fundraising activities, by raising awareness of the good work being done by the service and by recognising its key milestones.’

Ms Harwood said that Communities@Work is very excited by the support of staff at Finance during 2015, as this type of support helps to provide food and essential services to more than 13,000 people per year.

'It has been a pleasure meeting with Jane and staff from across Finance today and sharing our story with them.’

St Vincent de Paul Society and the Canberra Youth Refuge are just an example of 55 local charities that also receive support from the program. By donating, staff at Finance are supporting the wider community.

All money donated and raised through events coordinated and organised by Finance staff will go directly to the Communities@Work’s food rescue social program.



Contact for information on this page: Amelia Gard – 0408 193 434

Last updated: 14 April 2015