Collins Foods recognises it has the potential to play a role in community development and is committed to further enhancing the communities in which it operates.
Collins Foods Giving
At Collins Foods, our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve comes to life across a range of initiatives. We established the Collins Foods Giving Committee in 2008 to deliver on this commitment and raise awareness of the Collins Foods Giving program across Australia and since then, around $5.8 million has been donated. The Committee is made up of representatives from across the organisation to plan activities and consider new opportunities.
The program, recognised by Workplace Giving Australia (WGA), provides our employees the opportunity to give back to everyday Australians in need through a weekly automatic donation from pre-tax salary. Collins Foods matches donations each year, up to the value of $150,000.
Collins Family Fund
The past 12 months during the COVID-19 pandemic have shown how unpredictable life can be, and when unexpected challenges arise, it can be difficult for families to get back on their feet. In April 2020, the COVID Relief Fund was established to support our teams and their families with any financial difficulties they may have been facing during the pandemic. The Fund has now transformed to a broader initiative, the Collins Family Fund and is a permanent initiative and financial support may be sought to help with day-to-day living expenses such as groceries, rent and fuel. As at June 2021, nearly $70,000 has been gifted to 84 employees and their families. Applications are treated in the strictest confidence and reviewed by a small committee nominated from our Diversity and Inclusion Council and Collins Foods Giving Committee.
Working with our KFC franchisor, we donate cooked chicken to food recovery programs run by OzHarvest and Foodbank (depending on location of the restaurant). Five of our Northern Territory restaurants joined the Foodbank program in 2018 and have collectively donated over 10 tonnes of chicken. Our KFC Tasmania and Western Australian restaurants are due to join the program in 2021.
We are proud to support the following organisations:
Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. We partner with schools and early years services to deliver tailored education support programs that aim to increase engagement in education, build aspirations, enhance learning outcomes and increase the confidence of children and young people living in disadvantaged communities.
For further information, please visit their website: www.ardoch.org.au
Companion Animal Network Australia (CAN) is a federated non-profit, non-government funded, charitable organisation whose members provide shelter, adoption, rescue, foster-care and health-care services to more than 55,000 vulnerable pets across the country every year. Our members uphold and encourage the highest standards of health and welfare for pets in their care and in the community.
Donations given to CAN support their state based members in Queensland (AWLQ), New South Wales (AWLNSW), South Australia (AWLSA), Tasmania (Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania) and Western Australia (SAFE).
For further information, please visit their website: australiacan.org.au
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australian affected by breast cancer. BCNA works to ensure that all Australians Affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. Around 17,730 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, an average of 48 people every day.
For further information, please visit their website: www.bcna.org.au
The Children’s Hospital Foundation funds vital research, new equipment, and provides entertainment, care and support for sick kids and their families, helping these children get better, faster. Donations given to Children’s Hospital Foundation support each of the major children’s hospital in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. Money raised assists with research, education, entertainment, volunteering, patient and parent support services that would otherwise not receive funding.
For further information, please visit their website:
New South Wales: www.schf.org.au
South Australia: www.wchfoundation.org.au
Western Australia: pchf.org.au
Youngcare is a not-for-profit organisation spearheading powerful and positive change to help more young people with high care needs, live the lives we all deserve. There are simply too many young people in Australia being left behind, living in inappropriate and unacceptable housing. It is an issue that spans the corners of the country, yet it’s so close to home.
For further information, please visit their website: www.youngcare.com.au
The KFC Youth Foundation is an opportunity to give young people the mental wellbeing skills and support they need now and into the future. With over 90% of our team members being under the age of 25, supporting youth is something we care deeply about. KFC Youth Foundation supports Black Dog Institute, ReachOut Australia and Whitelion.