KAGOME employees didn’t hesitate when they were asked to participate in World Sandwich Day on Friday.
75 staff tucked into sandwiches as Subway Echuca joined shops around the world for its largest fundraising event, the Subway Live Feed, an initiative to help fight hunger globally.
In Australia, Subway has partnered with our country’s largest hunger relief charity, Foodbank Australia, as part of the initiative that will assist the 3.6 million Australians who go hungry every year.
To support the movement, every local customer who visited a Subway shop on the day had the opportunity to buy a sandwich, salad or wrap, get one free for a friend and help Subway give a meal to someone in need through Foodbank Australia.
Kagome food service sales manager Mitch Austin said the day was a great mix of supporting a worthy cause and getting the team together to celebrate the company’s achievements.
“It’s a great initiative and we wanted to do our bit to help Subway in Echuca,” he said. “We’re all about local produce and we loved the chance to support locals today.”
Mr Austin also said it was a chance to reward staff and celebrate a milestone for the tomato processor.
“As of March next year, all Subway marinara sauce in Australia will be produced at Kagome Echuca using locally grown tomatoes,” he said. “We are very proud of that and wanted to give back to the staff for making it happen.’’