The McKern Foundation is funded by the business and is managed by trustees, including the Managing Director.  In a typical year, in excess of $150,000 is distributed to deserving causes, including:

Supply, delivery and erection of all steel requirements for the Royal Children’s Hospital annual fundraising project of building a home to be auctioned.  McKern Steel has been involved in this fundraiser for the past 25 years.

Weekly supply of fresh fruit to 33 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in and around the Bendigo area.  The Fresh Fruit Friday programme was initiated back in 2015 and continues to be very popular among school children.

Other major support programs include Challenge, Kids Under Cover and Scope. 

In addition to this, McKern Steel also purchased naming rights to the Children’s Ward at the refurbished Bendigo Hospital. 

33 Schools
Over 11,000 Students
Over 855 kg’s of fruit delivered per week