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Local community partnerships

Foodbank Australia

Foodbank Australia

Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA) is proud to be a national donor of Foodbank Australia.

Our ongoing support and dairy product donations help communities in need and addresses the issue of food security.

Our Devondale milk donations are distributed by Foodbank every week to hungry Australians, including school breakfast clubs to feed students. We donate additional dairy products as needed, including for Foodbank’s bushfire and flood emergency food relief programs.

We believe in building healthier communities and promoting healthy lifestyle habits. Working with Foodbank means we can help support over 2,840 front line charities, local community organisations and over 3,379 schools across the country.

View how our partnership with Foodbank Australia helped to change lives in our 2023 partner factsheet

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA) is pleased to be partnering with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation (SAKGF) to help provide children with skills and experiences that can lead to positive food behaviours throughout their life. 

SAKGF is a not-for-profit charity that supports educators to deliver pleasurable food education to children across Australia. Pleasurable food education teaches children to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal, delicious food to form positive food habits for life. Our support helps deliver the program to over 1,000 Australian schools and early childhood centres. 

The partnership reflects the heart of the Saputo values, which is our commitment to healthy living and nutrition.

Legacy Program

We are committed to the communities where we operate. As part of this commitment, we invest in improving the quality of sport and health facilities with the objective of building a lasting legacy. Such local projects enable us to promote a healthier lifestyle for families and make a meaningful contribution within the communities where our employees live, work and play.

Since 2018, these are the projects we have committed funds to: 

  • Cobram Community Soccer Complex
  • Kiewa Sandy Creek Netball Club 
  • Leongatha Football Netball Club
  • Maffra Football Netball Club 
  • Allansford-Panmure Cricket Club
  • Warrnambool City Council Wayfinding Project
  • Dederang-Mt Beauty Football Netball Club
  • Cycling Without Age
  • Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Club
  • Burnie Netball Association
  • Kiewa Cricket Club

If you would like to be considered for our Legacy program, please visit our sponsorships section below. 


Building Strong Communities

As part of our commitments to the communities we operate, we believe investing in improving programs, services and equipment will help build strong, resilient and thriving communities. Stronger communities will lead to a stronger dairy industry in Australia.

The Building Strong Communities Program aims to support organisations whose focus is:

  1. Disaster preparedness, relief and recovery
  2. Development of sustainability initiatives in local communities
  3. Development of community dairy education and related programs

Projects must benefit the broader community and serve to enhance the sustainability of the dairy industry.

Projects we have committed funds to include:

  • Agritas: Duck River Meadows Dairy – school visitation program and community open days
  • Maffra Golf Club – irrigation project
  • Corryong and District Memorial Public Hall – multi-purpose hall refurbishment project

If you would like to be considered for our Building Strong Communities Program, please visit our sponsorships section below.

Sponsorship Requests 

Saputo Dairy Australia partners with organisations whose core mission is to inform, motivate and pursue initiatives that help communities adopt healthy lifestyle habits through proper nutrition and physical activity. While we certainly recognise the importance of other causes, we aim to support those that align with our community engagement objectives in order to make a positive impact in the lives of our consumers, employees and people in the communities around the world where we are present.
As such, we support projects that fulfill the following criteria:

  • Non-profit organisations with a mission of promoting healthy living initiatives.
  • Projects must have definable and measurable social outcomes.
  • Projects must be rolled out in Australia, Canada, the United States, Argentina or the United Kingdom.

If your project is within our scope and meets our selection criteria, we invite you to submit a sponsorship request through our online submission form. An email confirmation will be sent when your request is successfully received. 

Please note that we cannot a guarantee a response for submissions which fall outside the scope of our objectives or do not meet our sponsorship criteria. Please allow 6 to 12 weeks for the evaluation of sponsorship requests.


Please note that any request made less than six (6) weeks before the event or project start date will automatically be refused. We do not provide support for sports teams or student faculty projects, or for projects which are personal, artistic, religious or political in nature.