World leading batsman Marnus Labuschagne has pledged to make every run count this cricket season, in support of children facing hunger.
The ‘50 for 50’ Campaign will see Marnus pledge 50 food packs for every half century he scores during this home season of Australian cricket.
Speaking about the global food crisis that is devastating the lives of children and families across the world, Marnus said, “There hasn’t been a day in my life when I haven’t had food on the table for me, let alone my family, to eat. To hear that there are over 276 million people around the world who don’t have an idea of where their next meal is coming from is absolutely shocking.
“My wife Bek and I have decided to partner with Compassion Australia to help get food to those who need it most. For just $50, anyone can provide food for a family for a whole month.
“I’m throwing out the challenge for people to consider skipping getting takeaway for just one or two nights and to make a donation instead. Together we can make a genuine difference to people who need us to.”
Jono Kirk, Executive Director Supporter Experience at Compassion Australia said, “We are so excited to have Marnus supporting and helping us with this campaign. According to the United Nations, the world is now moving backwards in its efforts to fight food insecurity and malnutrition.
“Because of the crisis, the number of people around the world with insufficient food has doubled. 276 million people—more than ten times Australia’s population—are now experiencing severe food insecurity.
“Through the 50 for 50 campaign, we are aiming to raise $50,000 to provide food for 1,000 vulnerable children and families impacted by the global food crisis,” Jono said.
Compassion’s 8,200 local partners across over 25 countries are already responding to the global food crisis. When you give to the 50 for 50 Campaign, you are joining with Compassion’s local partners to provide immediate food relief to those who need it the most.
“You can give $50 or more whenever I score a half century (or even if I don’t!) to help families facing the harsh reality of food insecurity”, said Marnus.
To provide food for a family facing food insecurity for a month, visit here
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About Compassion Australia
As part of a global network of more than 40 countries, Compassion Australia is a Christian child development charity with over 70 years' experience. By working with local partners who understand their communities' needs, Compassion’s programs support over two million children living in poverty.
With the support of local partners in their community, children are given holistic support that enables them to reach their full potential.
Find out more at compassion.com.au.