Grains

Grain growers urged to pitch in to fight hunger in Australia

Neil Lyon, September 28, 2018

Supporting Foodbank: Grain Central sales executive, Sally Inslay, Foodbank program manager national food, Jacqui Payne, and Grain Central editor, Neil Lyon.

 

AUSTRALIA’s largest hunger relief organisation, Foodbank, has put out the call to grain growers to donate some of this year’s harvest to help fight hunger in Australia.

Each year Foodbank works with the Australian food and grocery industry to provide 67 million meals to over 2400 charities and 1750 schools across the nation.

It distributes over 37 million kilograms of food and groceries, which equate to more than 183,000 meals a day.

Foodbank accounts for 65 per cent of all the food distributed to charities by food rescue organisations in Australia.

Foodbank’s program manager national food, Jacqui Payne, said donations of all types of grain from farmers was very welcome: “No quantity is too small as every bit helps”.

Three steps to making a grain donation:

  1. Nominate the quantity of grain you wish to donate and advise the trader/storage provider.
  2. The provider will transfer this grain to Foodbank via its NGR number. FOODBANK NGR: 13319395
  3. Traders consolidate all donations annually on behalf of Foodbank, waiving any handling or administration fees.

When grain is donated via a trader or handler, Foodbank can issue a tax donation receipt to the donor for the weight of the donation (not the value). The donor adds the value of the product (normally the wholesale price on the day of the donation) on the receipt prior to claiming the deduction at tax time.

Foodbank, www.foodbank.org.au

 

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