This week the Coles team helped Foodbank Victoria bring to life a pop-up supermarket in Melbourne’s CBD to support international students doing it tough during COVID.

We worked with Coles, TIC Group, Landells Signs & Credo to quickly deliver and install fridges, freezers, shelving and other equipment required to safely run a supermarket.Pop-up supermarket in Melbourne's CBD

Foodbank’s 2020 Hunger Report says that COVID-19 has significantly impacted Australia’s international students, with 39% of Foodbank’s charities reporting an increase in the number of international students seeking food relief.


The supermarket is currently open three days a week and provides international students with free access to a fresh and culturally-diverse range of fruit, vegetables and pantry items, having already fed more than 1,000 students in just a few days’ operation.

You can learn more about the Foodbank International Student Pop-Up Store here: