MULLUMBIMBY COMMUNITY FOOD BOX
Canadian Solar donated 24 solar panels and a solar inverter to help provide power to Mullumbimby Community Food Box, a local charity based in NSW, Australia. Our Australian team is very excited to be part of this project and support the local community, along with Haymans Ipswich, who provided the system design and project management services. The Mullumbimby Community Food Box works with their parent charity Foodbank, which helps to source and distribute over 20 million meals to over 660 schools and charity partners each year. Foodbank reach 186,877 people across NSW, providing them with food and grocery assistance each month. The Mullumbimby Community Food Box gathers groceries including fresh milk, bread, fruits and vegetables from local wholesalers and Foodbank, and distributes to around 1300 low income households in the Byron Shire on a weekly basis. The cost of running the cool-room was increasing the expenses of the Food Box, so a solar system was proposed to help off-set the running costs. Producing an average of 21kWh per day, the solar system creates cost savings of $660 per quarter, which can now be used to provide for more households in need. “Being gifted this solar system will allow us to continue providing affordable food for those who struggle financially.” said Gillian Lomath, Co-founder of Mullumbimby Food Box.