Griffith's Foodbank produce manager Lou Revelant, with his “understudy” Jo Trimboli presented two loyal donators an award to show appreciation for their support of the cause.
Peter Calabria from Yenda Co-Op, and David Swaine from Angus Park and Sunbeam were proud to accept the plaque on behalf of the farmers and contributors they represented.
“With us, from an Angus park point of view, we are facilitating on behalf of our growers, so we are happy to do the small amount of admin required for the right finds to get to the right area,” Mr Swaine said.
“It’s obviously going to a good cause...we like to play our part in it, and there’s a need for it there, the growers are keen to support it, so we are more than happy to facilitate in the middle.”
Peter Calabria said he was glad to help out with the people in need across NSW.
“From Yenda producers point of view, we are a cooperative owned by locals, and we are all about community and putting back into the community, so for us it’s a perfect fit.”
Mr Revelant explained the current process of donations, which differs from last year’s method.
“So how this is working, was that in the past we would get 50 kilos of prunes, from each grower... through Angus Park and through Peter, and last time they gave us the prunes which went down to the food bank in Sydney.”
“This year we are doing it differently, so we are turning it into cash, which is easier for these guys, and it’s good for us too, so we can by some other things as well.”
“What we try to do is keep it simple as possible, which makes it easier on these guys, and us as well, because we are just part-timers, we try to fit everything in.”
Last year alone there has been an eight per cent in the number of people seeking food relief.
“Without these guys, we couldn’t do it, it’s as simple as that” Mr Revelant said.
If you wish to become a supporter of Foodbank contact Lou Revelant on 0427 687 006.
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