November 2016

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1342 people accessed food from us in November | This is probably an underestimate and an 147% increase on 2015 | We took delivery of SO MUCH CHEESE from our friends at Lion Co | We were finalist in the Community Group of the Year Award…we didn’t win but were inspired just being in the room with so many amazing community organisations | Our Patron Ben Milbourne brought his best mate Andy Allen out to The Farm to film a segment of their new SBS show  Eat Australia….swoon | MP’s Justine Keay and Stephen Jones stopped by to talk about how we do what we do | Our new volunteer Zoe and her awesome support workers have become just like family | We continue to grow, gather and give


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Four seasons in each day


LOVE to Lion our cheese dealers | Our garden for producing year round greens | The iris who quietly go about their business under the ground for most of the year then surprise us once a year – your time is now | Stinky turned compost and Daniel who spent a lot of his day in the pile turning, turning | All the wonderful people who visit us each week and take fresh produce home to feed themselves, their families and neighbours | Michelle, ah Michelle the volunteer who is pure gold | Florence, one of alpacas who will be on parade on Saturday at the Burnie High Expo | You can come visit us as well on The Farm at 10am and midday and we will show you what we do and why we are so excited about it | Grow, gather, give + love the one you’re with

Media Release


A week in August 2016

Give a Little, Gain a Lot

To celebrate social enterprise Produce to the People’s two year anniversary on the Burnie High School Farm growing, gathering and giving fresh produce to some of North West Tasmania’s most vulnerable citizens, Founder Penelope Dodd and the PttP Board are calling on Tasmanian’s across the state to commit a little money every month to give a lot to people in their community.

“As the farm gears up for spring growing season, and our clients gear up for the end of year expenses associated with winter power bills and the impending festive season, we are calling on Tasmanian’s who are lucky enough to have their needs comfortably met to share their abundance,” said Ms Dodd.

“Just $25 dollars a month from your budget will help to fill our pantry, put seedlings in our farm garden and deliver boxes of fresh produce to Tasmanian elders who are struggling to eat.

“By forgoing a bottle of wine, or a takeout dinner, or a few coffees, you will unbelievably transform the outlook of someone who often by a single life event such as redundancy or relationship breakdown has found themselves having to access emergency food relief.”

The most recent set of figures from Produce to the People paint a somber picture of food security on the North West, with increasing amounts of produce being distributed to the ‘working poor.’

To the end of August this year, 4561 people had relied on the service for providing food for themselves and their families, an increase of 36% on 2015 figures.

“It’s a simple equation: if we have more funding, we can grow more fresh food at the farm and feed more people. Produce to the People is passionate about supporting our community to eat wholesome fresh grown food, connecting people and offering dignity without judgment.

“We can all play a role in that. Many of us won’t miss $25 a month, and I guarantee you will gain a spring in your step knowing you are feeding a single mum or dad, or someone’s grandma, or one of our veterans.”

Recurring monthly donations can be made with a simple sign up here

To volunteer your time and expertise in the garden, to work in the food hub, or for corporate donations contact founder Penelope Dodd on 0409 484 152 or

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