• Dr Tim Mackle
    Dr Tim MackleDairyNZ

    DairyNZ is proud to support Meat the Need. It’s great to see a farmer-led project supporting those in need in the community in this challenging time by providing families with high quality nutritious food.

  • Wayne Langford
    Wayne LangfordYOLOFarmer & Meat the Need Founder

    Meat the Need is a project initiated after an act of ‘giving’ during one of my daily challenges as the YOLOFarmer. Every day I look to do something to say that I’ve lived for that day. On this day, upon giving meat to our local food bank I realised how little it would take to help those in need in our local communities.

  • Terry Copeland
    Terry CopelandChief Executive of Federated Farmers NZ

    There is a clear need for supporting the vulnerable in our community in being able to have quality protein as part of their diet, which unfortunately for many, is beyond their means. Federated Farmers is proud to support this endeavour… I believe this charity Meat the Need, will make a huge difference in a very real sense to the lives of thousands of New Zealanders.

  • Siobhan O’Malley
    Siobhan O’MalleyPukeko Pastures & Meat the Need Founder

    Farmers are very committed to supporting their communities and I know they often donate product off their own bat to people in need of support. We wanted to design a process that allowed the food banks to plan and receive meat in a regular way, but that farmers can donate whenever they have the ability.

  • Jon Pemberton
    Jon PembertonAgProud NZ

    Our hope is that Meat The Need, with the support of Ag Proud NZ will ensure access to food is not an issue for those in need because this is a hand up not a hand out. We will be working with the rural community to encourage support and donations to the cause. Utilising our networks to help with distribution into isolated communities and spread the word so that if Kiwis need help, they know farmers have got their backs.  

  • Sam McIvor
    Sam McIvorCEO of Beef + Lamb New Zealand

    Beef + Lamb New Zealand is proud to support Meat the Need.  This excellent farmer-led initiative gives farmers and farming organisations the opportunity to support the most vulnerable in our communities by providing them with high quality protein