Coles and Perino Tomatoes team up to raise funds for Kitchen Garden Foundation
Grocery chain Coles has paired up with Perino Tomatoes to raise funds for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation (SAKGF), a popular program run in early childhood services and schools which aims to help children form lifelong positive food habits.
Until Tuesday 16 February 2021, for every 200g punnet of red or gold Perino Tomatoes sold, five cents will be donated to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, with the aim of raising up to $100,000.
Perino Tomatoes are 100 per cent Australian grown, and exclusive to Coles. They are naturally sweet and grown in glasshouses using sustainable techniques – ensuring perfect growing conditions all year round.
Tal Kanety, Senior Grower Manager from Perino, said the produce is grown with high attention to detail, to reach optimal sweetness.
“Every plant is pollinated, trained and worked on by hand. In essence they are ‘handmade’ tomatoes that get individual attention by our dedicated teams, much as home grown tomatoes,” he said.
This latest initiative forms part of Coles’ three-year partnership with the SAKGF, providing thousands of children across Australia access to a food education program that helps them develop a healthy relationship with food, self-confidence and life skills.
Ms Alexander shared her thanks to Perino, saying SAKGF is “delighted that this donation will help us continue our work of supporting hundreds and hundreds of schools and early childhood services across Australia helping students to experience growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal and delicious food.”
Hundreds of schools and early learning centres around Australia currently participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, reaching thousands of children and their families each year.
To learn more about the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, click here.