Capturing insights to help provide more meaningful solutions

Through our research partnership with the Monash Business School; Department of Accounting, we’re measuring the impact of The One Box.

The One Box model is unique, leveraging The Fruit Box Group’s national infrastructure, purchasing power and supply chain to drive an efficient food charity. This relationship enables The One Box to provide $25 RRP worth of fresh fruit, vegetables and staples in each box at the cost of only half this amount. The considerable financial savings gained from utilising this existing infrastructure means that a greater proportion of resources can be directed towards distributing and donating fresh food to families in need.

By purchasing fruit and vegetables that are fresh instead of rescued, we can not only provide high quality produce to families, but also ensure maximum economic and environmental sustainability.

We’re proud of our innovative approach to food relief which means we can convert each $1 donation to The One Box into almost $2 of fresh food in the hands of recipients.

The need for reliable fresh food relief has fundamental benefits beyond financial or nutritional benefits. The One Box plays a critical role in building community connection and trust, inclusion and dignity, and greater family wellbeing.

Our commitment to measurement

Families and children will always be the forefront of what we do. Together with Monash Business School, The One Box is committed to ongoing internal and independent research to measure the value created by the fresh food relief program as well as the demand. We hope to contribute to the body of knowledge of food insecurity in Australia.

“This program is as much about learning as it is about giving away free boxes of produce to families in need. Nothing can be solved if we don’t truly understand what the problems are. Our observations at this stage of the program are critical to understanding better what we need to do to have a sustainable impact in the future.”

Martin Halphen, Director of The Fruit Box Group and The One Box.

Each year we monitor and evaluate The One Box program with the assistance of Monash Business School.

The impacts and benefits of The One Box initiative are studied via partner and recipient family interviews.

Research is conducted annually to better understand food insecurity in Australia and what the problems are.

Read our new Research Report, released in March 2023 in partnership with the research team at Monash Business School.

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