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Charity Comes First for Aus Pork Industry

by 5m Editor
18 December 2007, at 11:20am

AUSTRALIA - In spite of the crisis in Australia's pork industry, Australian Pork Limited (APL) has joined forces with The Salvation Army and Foodbank Australia to donate one and a half tonnes of pork products to those less fortunate.

Chairman of APL and Foodbank Australia, Enzo Allara, says in Queensland the donation of pork has been made possible through the generosity of Queensland's leading pork processor, Hans Fresh.

"Without the support of Hans Fresh this donation would not have been possible," he says. "The Queensland pork industry continues to battle the hardships of drought, as well as record levels of grain prices, making it one of the toughest times on record for the industry," says Mr Allara .

Australia's pork industry is hard hit by high feed costs and an unstable market, however it still finds the strength of character to support and provide to those less fortunate.

In Brisbane pork is being donated to the Salvation Army sites of Moonyah, Pindari Men's and Women's Hostels, Stillwaters Southport and Youth off the Streets (YOS).

Two key Christmas breakfasts, to celebrate the handing over of the donation, will be held in Sydney and Brisbane on 21 December. It is hoped breakfasts will be held in each major capital city in Australia next year.

5m Editor