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We are the COVID-19 FORaMEAL Leadership Team 

Dr. Douglas Hawley OAM

FORaMEAL Founder

Dr. Doug Hawley OAM founded the project in 2016 with the aim of providing disaster relief for those most in need. Having seen the first hand devastation caused by natural disasters, Doug applied his knowledge as a biochemist to create an emergency meal pack that is both nutritious and versatile. After numerous iterations and ongoing testing, the FORaMEAL pack was born – a balanced and nutritious meal packed with energy and proteins together with a formulated sachet of important vitamins and minerals. To this day, Doug continues to personally oversee the manufacturing and quality control of all the FORaMEAL meal packs. 

Should you have any nutritional and community partnership  enquiries please contact Dr. Hawley at: doug.hawley@forameal.org


Nora Ley

Project Lead

Nora holds the pivotal position of Project Leader and Coordinator at FORaMEAL, where her responsibilities are instrumental in maintaining the project’s smooth operation, timeliness, and high standards. Her leadership plays a crucial role in the project’s overall success, as she diligently oversees its various aspects to ensure efficiency and quality. Nora’s dedication and competence have become the cornerstone of FORaMEAL’s achievements, earning her the respect and admiration of both her team and those engaged in the project. Nora’s resolute determination to make a positive impact reflects not only in the project’s outcomes but also in the motivation it instills in others. 

Should you have any operational enquiries please contact Nora at: nora.ley@forameal.org

Ms. Valerie Cunniffe

Project Leader

Val is FORaMEAL’s Project Leader and Champion. Her leadership has been instrumental in the project’s success. Val’s passion and resolve in assisting those in need is both an inspiration to her team as well as those involved in the FORaMEAL project.

Val’s persistent dedication has proven transformative for FORaMEAL, positioning the project strategically for growth in the future. Currently producing 250,000 meals annually, Val’s foresight and tenacity pave the way for an ambitious scaling plan, targeting well over 350,000 meals in the next 2-3 years. Through her visionary leadership, Val not only ensures the immediate impact of the project but also secures its future scalability, amplifying its ability to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those it serves.

Should you have any sponsorship or governance enquiries please contact Val at valerie.cunniffe@forameal.org

Mr. Kevin Xiao

Schools & Community

Kevin plays a crucial role in coordinating and managing the distribution partners and volunteers who are working tirelessly to get the FORaMEAL packs to vulnerable families and individuals. Through his multicultural background and strong community links, the FORaMEAL packs were to reach many of those who may not actively seek government assistance and support during the COVID-19 lockdown.

In addition to his role in distribution, Kevin serves as the project lead for schools and community networks. His instrumental efforts have been crucial in establishing partnerships with all the schools involved in the FORaMEAL project. Through his leadership, Kevin not only strengthens the project’s educational and community ties but also contributes significantly to its overall success and sustainability.

Should you have any volunteer or corporate partnership enquiries please contact Kevin at kevin.xiao@forameal.org



— We focus on nutrition

As a biochemist, Dr. Doug Hawley designed and formulated the FORaMEAL packs to include a balance and nutritious blend of carbohydrates, important fats and proteins together with a sachet of essential vitamins and minerals


— We fund every meal

97% of every dollar we raise for the FORaMEAL project goes into the producing, packaging and delivering the meal itself. Everyone on the FORaMEAL project volunteer their time, experience and expertise to this cause. 

2.5% + GST is paid to Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS) for administering the donations. 


— We locally source every meal

We use the money we raise and the in-kind donations we receive to purchase the three core ingredients – oats, lentils and rice, together with essential vitamins and minerals as required. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Major Sponsors in donating core ingredients in our FORaMEAL packs. 


— We pack every meal

Each year, volunteers from across the Rotary network produce, seal and box approximately 150,000 meals for distribution. 


— We donate every meal

In the past, the meals packed have been sent
abroad to vulnerable communities in S.E.Asia. This year our focus is also helping vulnerable families during the VOVID-19 crisis.


— We build community & trust

In addition to the FORaMEAL packs, the project offers us the opportunity to strengthen community trust, mutual understanding and the Aussie Spirit of Mateship. All our sponsors, volunteers and the FORaMEAL team feel just as blessed as those who receive the FORaMEAL packs.