Australia’s largest food relief agency, Foodbank has teamed up with JBS Australia and Primo to launch a new beef initiative, which will supply over 130 tonnes of sausages per year to those in need.
The program is currently supplying 5,000kgs of sausages to Foodbank in each state and director of Foodbank Queensland, David Crombie, says that the program needs the supports of Aussie beef suppliers to ensure the programs ongoing success.
“We are currently supplying enough meat for more than 75,000 meals a month and are hopeful donations will continue to be forthcoming to ensure we can keep up the supply well into the future,” said Crombie.
“With one kilogram of sausages providing enough for seven meals, a small donation of just one beast provides the meat for many meals to disadvantaged Australians and helps make a significant difference to the lives of those less fortunate.”
Primo will be manufacturing the sausages with cattle donated initially by Wellard and Austrex and now matched by JBS – who will also agree to donate a regular supply of trim to the program while cattle donations increase to the amount required.
The program has secured several key packaging suppliers to Primo including Devro, Snopack, Cryovac, Labelmakers, and Visy.
Scott’s Refrigerated Transport will also be donating their services by transporting the sausages to Foodbank each fortnight.
Crombie says that the program is a great way for cattle producers and other suppliers to give back to the community.
“Not only does this program help provide a regular and much needed source of protein to struggling families, it gives beef producers and related businesses an opportunity to provide practical support to those in need by donating goods and services that in turn will help produce much needed protein for those families,” he said.