Port steered in right direction by Foodbank Bunbury

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Bunbury Foodbank's Ray Jordan and Southern Ports Bunbury general manager Darren Lambourn talk about making an ongoing donation.
Camera IconBunbury Foodbank's Ray Jordan and Southern Ports Bunbury general manager Darren Lambourn talk about making an ongoing donation. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

Southern Ports Bunbury general manager Darren Lambourn wants to start making regular donations to Foodbank Bunbury following the port’s first donation of a steer.

Mr Lambourn said the idea for donating initially came after Foodbank Bunbury volunteer Ray Jordan inquired about what the port did with cattle run on its land.

“Ray is also a representative on the port community committee,” Mr Lambourn said.

“He asked about what we do with the cattle and we told him they are essentially on the land to keep the grass down. He then asked ‘why don’t you start donating?’ and that’s where it started.

“We’ll continue to support Foodbank, we didn’t realise all this was here but now that I do it’s all very impressive what is being done.”

The port donated a 155kg steer and paid for the cost of it being prepared at the Dardanup Butchering Company.

It provided 300 portions to be distributed at the Bunbury store.

Mr Jordan said it was rare Foodbank received fresh produce for the Bunbury branch.

“Donations like this are very important,” he said.

“It provided food for a lot of families in need within the region.

“It makes a big difference when people can get access to good, nutritious food like this.”

Mr Jordan said Food Bank Bunbury always welcomed extra donations as demand was high.

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