At Foodbank, we couldn’t do what we do without the incredible Australian primary producers and the vital role they play in producing the food that sustains us all, and the special role they play in helping and enabling Foodbank’s Agri programs. Throughout the year, Foodbank works paddock to plate with partners in all sorts of ways to rescue food and collaborate with partners to ensure we have access to much-needed essentials like fresh meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy and rice.
We were thrilled when our National Partner, SunRice, asked if we would like to attend and speak at the 2022 Rice Growers Conference to discuss food insecurity issues in regional Australia and what we are doing to help get food to those in need. . We wanted to help break the stigma and shame associated with asking for help and also thank Riverina’s hardworking and generous rice growers and supply chain partners.
Every year with SunRice’s manufacturing support and Deniliquin Freighters transport support, a percentage of the annual Australian Rice crop is grown, harvested, and packaged into 1kg retail packs and donated to Foodbank. This collaboration between these wonderful parties enables Foodbank to distribute to those in need right across the country, including back into rural and remote communities. So a big thank you again to SunRice for your ongoing support of Foodbank and producing this great video to help celebrate our partnership