(GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND: 8 DECEMBER, 2020) – Resort management and development company, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has made the decision to donate 20,000 meals to hungry Australians this Christmas.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has had a widespread and heartbreaking impact on families, particularly in vulnerable communities. We hope this donation will help feed the many Australian children and adults who are doing it tough,” said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director International Operations, Wyndham Vacation Clubs.
Since the beginning of March and in response to the dramatic rise in demand for food relief, OzHarvest offices and chapters have rallied their teams across the country. Initially by prioritising and increasing food rescue, closely followed by creating new and innovative ways to get food to those who need it most.
Over the course of the pandemic, OzHarvest has diverted more than 7 million kilos of food from landfill through its food rescue operations, which equates to more than 28 million meals delivered to the charities it regularly supports, plus an additional 274 new organisations. They have also introduced new emergency food relief services including hamper hubs, cooked meals and a Mobile Market.
“This heart-warming donation from Wyndham Destinations will help us provide nourishing food to hungry Australians, especially after an extremely challenging year. With food relief at an all-time high, it is more important than ever to receive support to keep our wheels turning.” said Ronni Kahn AO, OzHarvest CEO & Founder.
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is the largest timeshare development operation outside of North America. The company markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to vacation owners in Club Wyndham South Pacific. The Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific team also provides support for affiliate Wyndham Destinations International Ltd, responsible for the development of Club Wyndham Asia. The company employs close to 4,000 staff across eight Asia Pacific countries.
With a wealth of hospitality expertise, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is a development partner of choice. Its management subsidiaries oversee a collection of approx. 70 hotels and resorts across the region, some of which are mixed-use developments where Wyndham Destinations holds an owning interest. Extending across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Hawaii and Europe, the company’s managed portfolio includes resorts branded under the globally renowned Wyndham Grand, Wyndham, Wyndham Garden, Ramada by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham and Days Inn by Wyndham brands. Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is a division of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company
Angie Christofis PR and Communications Director Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific T: +61 7 5512 8250 M: +61 410 336 189