Sweet Potatoes Australia: Committed to supporting Foodbank Queensland

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May 28, 2018
David Holt owner and CEO of Halt for Holts amongst a mature planting of sweet potatoes not far off harvest.

For Sweet Potato growers Greensill Farming Group and Halt for Holt’s, it’s all about working together!

Growing independently for over 10 years in the Bundaberg region, in 2016 the farms joined forces to create Sweet Potatoes Australia. While ensuring they deliver clients Aussie Gold Sweet Potatoes 52 weeks of the year, Sweet Potatoes Australia is also focused on working together to give back to the local communities they work in and beyond.

“The Foodbank story is such a great example of that true Aussie spirit and digging deep to help others. It’s tragic to think with the abundance of amazing fresh produce we have on offer in Australia, that every week many are going without”, said Damien Botha, General Manager – Greensill Farming Group.

Sweet Potatoes Australia has committed to supplying a minimum of 2 tonnes each week to Foodbank QLD. Recently Sweet Potatoes Australia’s donations were able to assist Foodbank in supplying Reach Out Community and Family Care in Everton Park.

“Our promise is to contribute and support Foodbank each and every week of the year. For our team of over 200 local employees, knowing they are making life a little easier for families in need across QLD is very important. Foodbank do an amazing job of not only distributing the donations of many great businesses, but also keeping us up to date with where donations are going,” said Damien.

According to Foodbank CEO Michael Rose “To receive this beautiful fresh produce directly from the farm with sweet potato being a highly nutritious food, with many wonderful health benefits for Queensland’s struggling families we are eternally grateful.  We have heard countless stories of families relieved and grateful at the joy of receiving such wonderful food during their toughest challenges in life.  For many, it helps them get through a short-term crisis and back on their feet.  I applaud the generosity and community spirit shown by Sweet Potatoes Australia and our many other donors and encourage everyone to support them while they support us.”

For more information, to donate or for assistance head to www.foodbank.org.au

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