Our Mission

Cityzens Giving for Recovery: Melbourne      

Melbourne City FC has partnered with leading food rescue charity, SecondBite, to deliver Cityzens Giving for Recovery – A global City Football Group charitable campaign that brings together its nine clubs, thousands of staff, players and coaches, and millions of fans, to help communities get back on their feet.

In Victoria, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the most vulnerable communities, affecting children and their families. As part of Cityzens Giving for Recovery, Melbourne City FC will assist children returning to education by delivering free football and physical activity classes, along with education on health and nutrition at Breakfast and Homework Clubs, with food provided by SecondBite. 

SecondBite is a local leading national food rescue organisation who work with a range of food suppliers to rescue surplus fresh food and redistribute it to local charities and non-profits around Australia. With the common goal of supporting people in need in our local communities, City in the Community and SecondBite have come together to play their part in the COVID-19 recovery process. 

This will be a holistic approach, providing long term impact, to tackle the nutritional, physical and social needs of young children who have been isolated for many weeks without being able to properly focus on their education.

All proceeds from the auction will go towards our Melbourne recovery project, and furthermore we’ve made a promise to match every dollar raised, dollar for dollar*. So please bid now and bid generously! Should you not wish to bid on our auction items, you can also donate here. Again, all donations will be matched dollar for dollar*.

For more information about the Cityzens Giving for Recovery project click here.

Finally, we’d like to thank our principal partner, Etihad Airways, for their support in helping to kick off our campaign by dedicating the front of Melbourne City’s shirt, ordinarily bearing its company branding, to “Cityzens Giving for Recovery” for the Club’s match against Sydney FC on Saturday 1 August, 2020.

*up to a total AUD100,000 matched against all donations received on or by 31 August. Find out more.