Meat Program

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Valuable protein is more readily available to food relief charities around the country thanks to an initiative of the Australian meat industry in conjunction with Foodbank.

In a chain of collaboration which stretches right back to the cattle farm, donated livestock is being turned into sausages to form the central component of nutritious meals for Australians in need.


Foodbank has a target of 5,000 kilograms of sausages every fortnight. Donations by JBS, Wellard, Austrex and NAPCO have kicked started the program. However more donations are required in order to maintain the manufacture of the sausages, which is generously being undertaken by Primo Smallgoods with the support of its suppliers such as Devro, Snopack, Cryovac, Labelmakers, Visy and Scott’s Refrigerated Transport.

The ultimate aim is to have enough donated cattle to provide ten times the current volumes to be turned into sausages and hamburger patties.

If you would like to find out more about the program or make a contribution please contact Michael Davidson on 0400 724 613


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