The McKern Foundation has been around for a number of years now and is fully funded by McKern Steel, including its Managing Director. 

In a typical year, a weekly supply of fresh fruit gets delivered to 33 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in and around the Bendigo area since the program was initiated back in 2015, making it the largest in the region. Our aim is to be supporting Healthy, Happy, Active lifestyles in Bendigo’s youth.

33 Schools, over 11,000 students with over 850kg of fruit delivered per week. And now the Golf club will also benefit from this program.

McKern Steel, with partners, including; J.L.King, O’Farrell’s Solicitors, Adroit Insurance, Orrcon Steel and the Roberts Family Foundation also support some other major programs, including; The Children’s Ward at the Bendigo Hospital, Challenge-Kids With Cancer, The Royal Children’s Hospital and a partnership with Bendigo Golf Club to support their junior program.

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