Subway stores across the state, including at Ceduna, recently took part in a donation made to Fred’s Van.
The donation, designed to help those who are experiencing homelessness, saw 977 footlong subs ‘paid forward’ by customers at On the Run (OTR) Subway stores.
Subs donated through the initiative were served out to those in need over cold evenings during winter.
Ceduna Subway area manager Kristy Smith said 32 local customers chose to donate their free footlong Subway sandwich to Fred’s Van.
“All of our 51 OTR Subway sites participated in this amazing community event,” she said.
“I think this did help Ceduna and regions as it was such a positive and uplifting experience to the customers to make them feel like they were helping those less fortunate – it gave them a sense of worth.
“The team felt super excited to be part of this community event.”
Pay it Forward Day was held back in April, where for the entire day, customers could buy a Subway footlong Sub and drink and receive another footlong sub for free.
It was then a customer choice to keep the sub for themselves, or to pay it forward to someone in need.
For every customer that chose to pay it forward, OTR Subway restaurants would donate a sub on their behalf to Fred’s Van.
Fred’s Van provides a hot meal on cold winter nights to people who are experiencing homelessness in Adelaide, with additional sites in Port Lincoln and Port Pirie.
This emergency meal service has been operating for over 25 years and has provided nearly 40,000 people a year with a free meal.