This October we gathered a mammoth:
2935 kilos of fresh veggies.
75 kilos of bread.
7 dozen eggs.
516 kilos of produce from our supermarket partners.
I decided to do a little market value analysis and found that the produce we gathered, if purchased over the counter would come to over a gobsmacking $18,000. For just one month.
It got me thinking about the impact this has on the organisations we deliver to. Not only are 30 places stretched along the North West Coast receiving beautiful produce each week, giving it to their individual community, cooking with it in their food programs, they also must be saving lots of money from their budgets. It has to be making an impact on their bottom line.
We are so happy to continue to make a difference in this most beautiful part of the State.
Did you read the story about the latest stats from the ABS? “About 7 in 10 Tasmanians (352,300) not eating enough fruit/vegetables. Up by 28,000 in four years.” I like to think Produce to the People is making a little dent in those stats.
We were on the radio again! This time at the home of Devonport PTTP’er Tania. If you want to hear even more about what we do, have a listen.
And finally we put the call out and you responded! We made it to 600 “likers” on our facebook page.
What will November hold? Watch this space.
That’s it for now,
grow, gather, give