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The Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation (Mai Wiru) was developed as part of the Mai Wiru regional stores policy, created in 2000-2001, to address food security for Indigenous communities on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands.
Mai Wiru was created with funding from the Australian government by community members on APY lands who wanted their nutritional needs better met through local stores. The organisation aims to broach the ongoing issue of food security on APY lands, and ensure that Indigenous communities in this area are able to access healthy, affordable food in their local store every day.
Mai Wiru works at a regional level, through consultation, monitoring and new initiatives, including offering healthy alternatives. The organisation works to ensure that the stores stock a greater variety and quantity of fresh, frozen and tinned fruit, and have implemented a number of initiatives such as removing soft drinks high in sugar from some of the stores.
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Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation
3 Wilkinson Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
PO Box 4515
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8950 6841
Fax: (08) 8953 8666