APL Lends a Hand at Christmas Time

AUSTRALIA - Each year Australian Pork Limited (APL) joins forces with suppliers to assist a number of charities over the festive season.
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The Tasmanian Island Pork Alliance will again provide fresh pork for the Salvation Army throughout Tasmania, while the NSW Farmers‟ Association Pork Committee (FPC) continues their donation program to a charity of their choosing.

For the third year in a row APL, alongside the FPC, has selected the Salvation Army Streetlevel Mission as their charity of choice. Both organisations are working with Foodbank, BE Campbell and Alliance Catering (formerly Spotless Catering) to bring a little Christmas cheer to those most in need.

“We're always looking for ways to help those less fortunate, especially at this time of year,” said NSW Farmers' Association Pork Committee Chairman Malcolm Gett. “This is a wonderful opportunity to get some pork on the plate of people who really need it.”

All in all 2000 people will be served half a tonne of fresh Australian pork on Christmas day. This follows a breakfast on 23 December, which is held in honour of the volunteers who assist at these functions on Christmas Day. This volunteer‟s breakfast will be broadcast nationwide on Channel 9's Today program.

The Tasmanian Island Pork Alliance (TIPA) is also continuing their support initiatives this year, working with a variety of suppliers in their Salvos Christmas Pork 2008 campaign. Almost 30 kilos of fresh Tasmanian pork will be delivered to centres in Burnie, New Town and Launceston, supplied by Ideal Meats, Robinson‟s Meats and Classic Black Forest Smallgoods.

Malcolm Cowan of TIPA said, ”It is important for the pork industry to help out however we can, and these Christmas initiatives are a terrific way to honour the fantastic work the Salvation Army do, and a great way to lend a hand to the less fortunate.”

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