Meat the Need launched in April 2020 to supply much-needed meat to City Missions and food banks and provide farmers with the means to give back. Meat the Need has partnered with Silver Fern Farms, which provides scale, food safety and quality assurance as well as packaging and transportation.
Meat the Need accepts direct donations through its website and by building farmer networks. Silver Fern Farms promotes and accepts donations from farmers through livestock representatives. The equivalent value of donated stock is then processed into mince by Silver Fern Farms and packed and delivered to missions and foodbanks across New Zealand.
Silver Fern Farms donated the first five tonnes of mince directly to Meat the Need, enabling the charity to rapidly kickstart the project while building up donations from farmers and creating more momentum among target donors.
The goal is simple – New Zealand’s farmers feeding New Zealand’s families.