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A challenge record in the heart of the Citi

20 June 2016 Wesley Mission news

As part of a global Citi initiative, over 150 staff from their Sydney offices took the Wesley Homeless Food Challenge, the biggest group we've ever had.

Citi volunteers learned about the issue of homelessness in Australia from Wesley Connect Coordinator, Lucy Parker before being challenged to spend $10 at nearby Woolworths supermarket to feed a family for three days.

Citi Group volunteersLucyParkerAndDavidLivingstone

Richard Duncan, Community Engagement Manager explains.

"The Wesley Homeless Food Challenge is designed to engage the public in our work while raising awareness for the plight of people experiencing homelessness.

"All the food is donated to Wesley Connect, our food and care ministry in the Wesley Centre. And with over $2,000 in supplies received, we're thrilled with the result."

While the real impact of the day will be felt by the Wesley Connect clients, Citi Australia General Manager, David Livingstone, shared his thoughts on the experience.

"I've been touched by today, it's been incredibly special. It's not only a

 fantastic cause but a special day for all of us"

If you're looking for a way to engage your colleagues, team or school, the Wesley Homeless Food Challenge may be the perfect opportunity. You never know, you might break a record yourself.