Hyundai helps out Hands & Feet

Hands & Feet CEO Brad Scott founded a not-for-profit organisation that helps many. But when it came to expanding operations, Scott had to rely on Hyundai to come to the rescue

Hyundai helps out Hands & Feet
Hyundai provided a fleet of EX6 models

Since 2015, not-for-profit organisation Hands & Feet has been helping to feed homeless and disadvantaged people in major Australian cities. 

Hands & Feet started as a Sydney-based charity. But, by the end of 2021, Scott wanted to continue the group’s expansion into other cities like Brisbane and Perth. To do so, he knew he needed to change how he transported the organisation’s pallets of food.

Scott got in touch with Hyundai Trucks to see what was feasible. He initially inquired if the vehicle dealer could offer him any deals on trucks, not expecting to see massive price reductions. 

"They got back to me very quickly and put it though their system," Scott says. "When they rang me back they were ready to make large discounts to get us on the road again."

Hands & Feet food delivers food packs around Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, with plans to establish a Hands & Feet warehouse in Darwin as well.

"We have now opened these new warehouses, all because the Hyundai team have been so generous to us," Scott says. 

"We have two trucks based in Sydney and one in Perth, while the team are committed to providing more trucks in other states as we continue to open more warehouses."

Hyundai provided EX6 model to Hands & Feet to haul around six pallets' worth of food packs from markets. But with many volunteers helping to drive food around without holding any heavy vehicle licences, Scott says Hyundai’s ability to suggest the EX4 model has been priceless.

"The EX6 is slightly heavier and has proven excellent for a market run, but the EX4 allows us to drive them on car licences, so we can drop volunteers into them. They’re so easy to drive," says Scott.

"The refrigeration system is so cool," he adds. "The edges are so much thinner than in the old trucks, giving us more space, and the temperature can now go down to -16 degrees Celsius."

Scott says the current partnership between Hands & Feet and Hyundai Trucks will only continue to grow as the organisation continues expanding and upgrading its fleet. 

"Hyundai have been amazingly generous to us so we’ll continue to work with them," Scott says. 

"We love these trucks – they are covering lots of kilometres and are eating them up."

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