BeefBank provides meat to Foodbank for distribution to the homeless and marginalized people of our communities. Working with a number of organisations, the process for achieving this is as follows:
- Receive donated or we purchase animals to be processed.
- The animals are transported and processed at one of a number of Queensland abattoirs . The abattoirs or nominated butchers produce prepackaged sausages, mince and diced beef ready for cooking.
- The packaged meat is transported to Foodbank Queensland.
- Foodbank Queensland allocates the meat to selected charities
An average animal will provide 1,000 sausages, or 800 mince serves or 600 diced beef meals for distribution. In 2016 BeefBank has produced over 41,000 servings to help feed the community.
Who is Foodbank – Our Distribution Partner
Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who help feed the hungry. First established in 1992 in NSW, Foodbank now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory. Distribution centers can be found in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centers.
Foodbank rescues surplus food and groceries from the country’s farmers, manufacturers and retailers. This includes products that are out of specification, close to date code, have incorrect labeling or damaged packaging as well as excess stock and deleted lines. Without Foodbank much of this food would simply go to landfill. They collect the food or food companies deliver their donations to warehouses around Australia. Last year alone they provided 24 million kilograms of food and groceries across Australia.
For more information on Foodbank please visit their web page here.