The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is the newest recipient in an initiative from the dairy company The Collective.
The Collective’s ‘Chefs for Good’ campaign is a line of gourmet yoghurts created by leading Kiwi chefs with all proceeds going to charity. Award-winning chef Michael Meredith is the latest recruit to join the initiative. He has selected The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ as the charity for his Pacific-inspired coconut and passion with hibiscus flavoured yoghurt.
“The incredible work that The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is doing in the Pacific through eye care really connects with my heart. I grew up in Samoa with an aunty that had cataracts, so I witnessed first-hand the negative impact that it had on her and also our extended family. I saw how important eyesight is to our everyday existence. At the small cost of only $25 to save one persons’ sight, The Foundation creates hope and opportunities that are life-changing for many people and their families” says Michael.
The money raised from the yoghurt sales will help The Foundation restore sight to the needlessly blind through training local eye health specialists and strengthening local health systems to achieve access to quality eye care.