Giving Back a Win-Win



– THE not-for-profit Army and Air Force Canteen Service (AAFCANS) contributed $534,985.22 to Air Force and Army welfare in the 2018/2019 financial year through its automated retail vending program. The top three recipients were RAAF Base Williamtown with an impressive $18,053.57, RAAF Base Edinburgh with $17,643.69, and RAAF Base Darwin, which continues to punch above its weight with $13,909.38 in disbursement returns generated from only four machines. In total, 29 Defence welfare funds benefited from the profits generated by 289 AAFCANS branded vending machines, spread across 34 ADF bases. AAFCANS Managing Director Stewart McGrow said social clubs and RTFs around the country have benefited by leveraging the AAFCANS supply chain. “We have been providing ADF social clubs with access to our wholesale pricing, discounts and special trade promotions,” Mr McGrow said. “They all highly value this relationship and in particular the convenient on-base deliveries via AAFCANS canteens. “Support we have offered has included coffee machines, consumables, grocery and beverage products.”

AAFCANS has recently procured some contemporary tap-n-go vending machines, designed to offer heat-and-serve meal options – these are currently on trial at selected bases, where they can further support the resident ADF members with access to out-of-hours meals. Further trials are underway with machines that include protein snacks, healthy treats, health, beauty and convenience products, and fresh-bean barista-style coffee. AAFCANS’ mission is to contribute to Defence capability by enhancing personnel morale and wellbeing. For more information contact AAFCANS HQ on 07 3332 6356, or visit AAFCANS website aafcans.gov.au/giving-back

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AAFCANS is a not-for-profit organisation. It is part of Defence, owned by the Army and Air Force and has been supporting our soldiers and airmen/airwomen since its inception in 1915.

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