We are pleased to announce the release of The One Box 2022 Annual Report. Our mission to help alleviate food insecurity reached new heights in 2022, as we proudly distributed over 1 million kilograms of nutritious fresh fruit, vegies and staples to over 2,500 households in need. Working with a dedicated network of 97 partner schools and community organisations enabled us to provide approximately 115,000 fresh food boxes to those experiencing hardship on a weekly basis.
This year’s annual report provides a snapshot into what makes The One Box program financially efficient, and the ways in which our charity is disrupting fresh food relief in Australia. By leveraging the existing national supply chain and infrastructure of The Fruit Box Group and improving our internal efficiencies, we were able to convert every $1 donation into almost $2 of fresh food in the hands of recipients. In doing so, The One Box not only reached more families but consistently provided them with more than $25 RRP worth of high-quality produce they otherwise could not access.
As a charity committed to helping more people access fresh food, The One Box continued to expand the Fresh Food Project. Certified by Social Traders in 2022, the Fresh Food Project works with universities, charities, councils, and community organisations to provide affordable, high-quality fresh produce and staples at approximately 50% of the recommended retail value.
“The weekly delivery of approximately 2,000 kilos of high-quality fresh food to our campus means our students have reliable access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food. 84% of students who access the program are international students. By offering food relief programs to all students, we hope to reduce some of the inequalities international students face.”
Food Programs Officer, The University of Melbourne
With the growth of our social enterprise and the gracious support of our donors and corporate partners, The One Box will continue to assist upwards of 2,500 households on an ongoing basis in 2023. We also would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the hardworking staff and volunteers at our partner schools and community organisations, who continue to bring our vision and mission to life. Together, we’re making a meaningful difference in the lives of families in need, one box at a time.
Read our latest Annual Report to learn more about how The One Box is supporting families and members of the community access fresh food, our strategic priorities for 2023 and the growth of our social enterprise, The Fresh Food Project.