IHG Hotels & Resorts has kicked off its second annual ‘Stay for Good’ campaign in support of Australia’s leading food rescue charity OzHarvest. This year, the initiative has been extended to include the New Zealand-based sister organisation KiwiHarvest, with a goal of donating more than 240,000 meals to people in need across both countries during the month of September.

From 1 to 30 September, guests who stay and dine at *participating IHG properties in Australia and New Zealand will be helping feed people in need. A $1 donation to OzHarvest or KiwiHarvest will be contributed for every stay, with each dollar providing two meals in Australia or three meals in New Zealand. An optional $1 donation will also be added to every restaurant and bar bill through IHG’s Dollar Diner initiative, and an online donation page provides additional way for guests to support the cause.

Participating IHG properties in Australia and New Zealand include: the newly opened Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders, InterContinental Sydney, InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula, Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre, voco Kirkton Park, Crowne Plaza Auckland, Crowne Plaza Christchurch, InterContinental Wellington, Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park [GU1] [GU2] and more.

“We have proudly supported OzHarvest through our ‘Awesome Partnership’ since 2019 and we’re thrilled to extend our support across the Tasman to KiwiHarvest this year,” said Matthew Tripolone, Managing Director, Australasia & Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts. “Tackling food waste and creating opportunities for those in need are incredibly important to us at IHG and our second annual Stay for Good initiative is a wonderful way for our guests to join us on our journey to give back to the communities they visit.”

As part of its ongoing support of OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest, IHG supports the Food Rescue and Nourish programs. Food Rescue prevents hotels’ good food going to waste by feeding hungry Australians and New Zealanders and reduces the impact on the environment by reducing waste sent to landfill. Through Nourish, IHG has supported young people facing barriers to education and employment with training to achieve a qualification in hospitality and provided opportunities for them to gain on-the-job training, mentorship, and work experience at IHG properties.

The commitment to supporting OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest forms a part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Journey to Tomorrow responsible business plan that includes an ambitious goal of improving the lives of 30 million people by 2030. IHG works side by side with its guests, employees, and partners to help shape the future of responsible travel as part of the plan.

Travellers and locals across Australia and New Zealand are encouraged to visit a participating IHG Hotels & Resorts property during the month of September or to donate via the Stay for Good donation pages.

For more information, visit www.ihg.com/StayForGood (Australia) and www.ihg.com/StayForGood-nz (New Zealand).