About Savers Australia & Foodbank SA
A Few Words
Savers Australia & Foodbank SA
We would like to thank SAVERS Australia for their ongoing commitment to Adelaide Zombie Walk & the local community.
The Adelaide Zombie Walk is proudly supported by Savers Australia, allowing us to bring you one of the largest and best events of it's kind in the world. Head in to Savers stores and support the business that helps to bring you this unique community event.
The Adelaide Zombie Walk works proudly with Savers Australia & Foodbank SA in a triple faceted approach to not only bring you an amazing FREE community event, but also to raise much needed funds to fight hunger through supporting the local welfare sector. Our mission is to provide a community event that is not only entertaining and unique, but to strive towards positive community outcomes locally.
We encourage you to check out the details below on our major event sponsor and our charity partner. Learn some more about the great work that both undertake within the local community and the difference they are making through and outside of our event to reduce the burden on so many families and individuals in times of need.
The Savers family of stores is a for-profit, global thrift retailer offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories and household goods.
Our business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling gives communities a smart way to shop and keeps more than 317.5 million kilos of used goods from landfills each year.
We also help more than 120 nonprofit organizations by paying them for donated goods, which supports their vital community programs and services.
Our brands comprise Savers (in the U.S), Value Village (in the U.S. and Canada), Unique (in the U.S.), Village des Valeurs (in Quebec) and Savers Australia. All in all, we operate over 330 locations and have 22,000 employees.
From the communities we serve to the nearly 22,000 team members we employ, people are at the center of what we do.
Behind each nonprofit partner like Adelaide Zombie Walk & Foodbank SA are those they help — hundreds, often thousands, of people who live and work in the neighbourhoods surrounding our stores.
We make it a point to get to know our partners, to learn about how we can support them and to help address the challenges they face along the way.
In fact, our average nonprofit partner relationship spans nearly 15 years, with some relationships lasting over 40 years.
Foodbank is by far, the largest hunger relief organisation in South Australia.
Last year alone, Foodbank South Australia provided enough food for more than 3,400,000 meals.
Foodbank South Australia is a non-denominational community supported, non-profit organisation which relies on the support of a large network of dedicated people who have a commitment to fulfilling the vision of a South Australia without hunger.
Established in South Australia in 2000, Foodbank South Australia’s core concept remains simple – to feed those in need by redistributing surplus food.
Food growers, manufacturers and processors produce quantities of food which, for various commercial reasons, cannot be sold. The products may be incorrectly labelled, have faulty packaging, be part of a trial run or are not produced to exact specifications.
It is estimated that as much as 30% of all food produced is unsaleable for a variety of reasons.
Increasingly, welfare agencies are involved in an on-going struggle to provide food relief to thousands of people who are dependent on food handouts to supplement their welfare benefits.
Foodbank South Australia is the link between these two groups. Foodbank provides an outlet to food companies for their surplus stock and at the same time, allows community support agencies to save time and resources in the solicitation of nutritious food.
Over the years Foodbank South Australia’s Food Procurement Team has established a strong connection with local food producers, manufacturers and retailers to purchase core staple items at discounted rates. This equips us with the ability to offer to our welfare partners healthy, nutritious, essential food items that should be in everyone’s pantries on a regular, reliable basis.
Some Facts about our Partnerships
01 Community Outcomes
A few statistics below on how our event has contributed to the lives of local families & individuals in need.
Help us reach our goal of $20,000 in 2018.
04 Wristband Specials
We would like to thank all the local Adelaide businesses that support us by providing discounts and specials for those individuals that have purchased a charity wristband. Please support the businesses that support the Walk.
BUY YOUR $10 WRISTBAND EXCLUSIVELY @ SAVERS STORES BEFORE THE WALK OR AT THE EVENT.