Meat Program

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Foodbank has partnered with JBS Australia and Primo to launch a major new beef initiative, designed to supply more than 130 tonnes of sausages per year to those in need. The program is currently supplying five thousand kilograms of sausages a fortnight to Foodbank in each state, who in turn distribute the food to those in need across Australia via 2,600 welfare agencies.

The sausage manufacture is donated by Primo, initial cattle were donated by Wellard and Austrex, with JBS matching this donation and also agreeing to donate a regular supply of trim to the program while the cattle donations gear up to the number required.

The program has secured several key suppliers to Primo including Devro, Snopack, Cryovac, Labelmakers, and Visy. Scott’s Refrigerated Transport is donating their services to transport the sausages to Foodbank to each state every fortnight to help make the program a great success.

The program needs the support of beef suppliers to ensure its ongoing success. Foodbank is currently supplying enough meat for more than 75,000 meals a month but will need more donations of cattle to ensure supply can be maintained. 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.

In addition to providing a regular and much needed source of protein to struggling families,  this program gives beef producers and related businesses an opportunity to provide practical support to those in need in the best way they know how.

If you would like to help make a difference by donating cattle to Foodbank through JBS, please advise at time of sale and also record details of your donation on the National Vendor Declaration.

In the near future, it is hoped to build on this JBS & Primo initiative by inclusion of other beef industry partners.

Contact us if you would like more information.