THE pork industry has expanded its successful charity donation program with 80 kilograms of pork cuts to be donated weekly to Foodbank SA.
This follows on from Pork SA and the local processing industry joining forces to supply pork cuts to Catherine House and the Hutt Street Centre in Adelaide.
Pork SA Chair Mark McLean says with many pork producers doing it tough with low pork prices and high feed costs, they are keen to ‘pay it forward’ by supporting Foodbank to help feed people and communities in need.
“There is great demand for high-quality protein sources in many charities so it made sense to us to partner with Foodbank, which supplies other charities too,” he said.
“We are hoping one good turn deserves another and as we help those less fortunate, SA families will pitch another serve of pork into their trolleys to help us.”
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Foodbank SA chief executive officer Greg Pattinson said the organisation was delighted to be able to partner with Pork SA in providing much-needed pork meat to families in need across the state.
“Through our network of warehouses in Adelaide and regional centres, Foodbank provides essential food supplies to over 500 charities in SA who rely on us to provide a full range of food, including the Hutt St Centre and Catherine House who have been supported by Pork SA in the past,” he said.
“High-quality protein is in high demand and often is in short supply so the donation of pork products will certainly help to meet this demand.”