Tuesday, 14 May 2024 12:14

Meat the Need!

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: A plug is overdue for Meat the Need, who is currently fundraising to help supply more meals to families in need.

The farmer-led and locally run charity facilitates donations of livestock, milk and cash to turn into mince and milk meals.

It's the only charity in the country to distribute a consistent supply of nutritious protein to 1145 food banks and community organisations nationwide, with more than two million meals delivered since July 2020. General manager Zellara Holden says, "The demand for our services right now is currently unprecedented. We have more than 100 food banks and community organisations on our wait list, and we desperately need more donations to be able to help as many communities, families and individuals as we possibly can."

Anyone can make a difference today by texting "FEED" to 2662 to donate a meal for $3.

Alternatively for farmers, the charity facilitates donations of livestock, milk, virtual livestock and cash with 100% of donations turned into mince and milk meals.

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