NavGuard supports Foodbank Australia to help navigate the hunger divide

Sydney, 2 November 2011: Blackberry users will soon have the opportunity to better navigate their own journeys at the same time as helping someone less fortunate get back on track.

From 7 November, leading location-solutions company for GPS technology, NavGuard, will donate $2.50 for every NavTrack BlackBerry GPS navigation application sold in Australia to the country’s biggest hunger relief organisation, Foodbank Australia.

Around two million people, or one in every 10, require food relief each year, yet hunger remains a largely hidden issue in Australia. This initiative by NavGuard will help Foodbank to reach its goal of providing food for 175,000 meals a day, the amount needed to ensure that no Australian goes hungry.

John Webster, CEO at Foodbank Australia said, “We are extremely grateful to NavGuard for choosing Foodbank as its charity partner. Distributing 28 million kilograms of food and groceries to where they are most needed around the country is a challenging exercise in logistics requiring significant tracking capability so we can appreciate the value of the NavTrack application.”

Wouter Tijdgat, Managing Director at NavGuard said, “Unfortunately, hunger is a more serious problem in Australia than many people perceive. By supporting Foodbank, we hope to be able to help everyone find their way in time of need. ”

Whether the user is driving or walking, getting from one location to another is simplified for BlackBerry users with NavTrack’s turn-by-turn voice instructions, notice of the next manoeuvre and an estimated time of arrival. Every GPS-equipped BlackBerry can also be turned into a tracking device, particularly helpful for fleet and sales managers, so that all employee movements can be monitored via the web-based app.

NavTrack is available for download from the NavGuard online store at or Blackberry App World for AU$49.95 for a one year licens