COMMUNITY

The SEEDS OF CHANGE™ philosophy is that bringing wholesome food into every home is the key to changing the world for the better.

The SEEDS OF CHANGE™ brand drives this change through a community grant program that gives back to communities to help them move forward. The grant program launched on 17th June across 20 Ritchies stores.

The program, a community jar initiative, will give customers the power to make change happen by placing a token in one of three jars on display in each store. Each jar will represent a community organisation that works to put food on Australian’s tables. After 4 week period the organisation with the most tokens in each store will receive a $1,000 grant.*

If you want to have your say on the organisation that receives the grant, drop into one of the Ritchies stores listed below before the 14th July.

*Terms and conditions apply. Click here for details.

NSW Ritchies Stores

Taren Point

Spit Junction

New Lambton

Broadmeadow

North Ryde

NSW Community Organisations

  1. eatup-logo1

    Eat Up is a not for profit organisation which provides school lunches to disadvantaged kids. In NSW, 2000 sandwiches are made each week which are delivered to over 90 schools located in the Westerns suburbs of Sydney.

  2. food_change_logo1

    Food For Change grows fresh nutritious food on unused land, rescues food that would normally go to landfill and donates all this food to feed hungry Australians.

  3. foodswell_Logo1

    Foodswell is a registered health promotion charity that works to promote good health, by walking the talk two-ways to create change towards food security and food sovereignty for all Australians.

QLD Ritchies Stores

Boonah

Kyogle

Daisy Hill

Ballina

QLD Community Organisations

  1. food-relief_log

    Food Relief NQ supplies affordable and necessary food products to local community groups and welfare organisations to help distribute vital food items to those in need.

  2. food_change_logo1

    Food For Change grows fresh nutritious food on unused land, rescues food that would normally go to landfill and donates all this food to feed hungry Australians.

  3. FareShare_Logo1

    FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks free, nutritious meals for the most vulnerable people in our community including those experiencing homelessness, family violence and isolation.

VIC Ritchies Stores

Dromana

Balnarring

Rowville

Ringwood

East Bentleigh

Mt Waverley

Mt Eliza

Yarra Glen

Aspendale

Carrum Downs

VIC Community Organisations

  1. FeedVictoria_Logo1

    Feed Victoria Appeal is a not-for-profit that fundraises through annual campaigns. All money raised goes to community food relief charities to supply ovens, freezers, cool rooms, transport and other vital infrastructure to help them store, cook and share meals to meet the growing demand for food relief.

  2. Cultivating Community_Logo1

    Cultivating Community is a not for profit organisation working toward an equitable food system that sustains the health and diversity of our communities and our environment. Our passion for creating a better food future involves activities spanning food systems advocacy and support, urban agriculture, community food centres, school food gardens, food waste management and environmental education. Our mission is to work with diverse and low-income communities to create fair, secure and resilient food systems.

  3. FareShare_Logo1

    FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks free, nutritious meals for the most vulnerable people in our community including those experiencing homelessness, family violence and isolation.