Re­stock­ing the pantry

Busi­nesses com­bine to help fam­i­lies

South Burnett Times - - NEWS | WELCOME - Michael Nolan michael.nolan@south­bur­nett­times.com.au

BAYER Crop Science has teamed up with North­ern AgriSer­vices to do­nate $500 to the South Bur­nett Pantry.

The two busi­nesses have a deal whereby Bayer will do­nate money to a nom­i­nated char­ity if North­ern AgriSer­vices sells a cer­tain amount of Bayer’s prod­uct.

Mark Sch­midt, from North­ern AgriSer­vices, said it was a good re­sult for the lo­cal char­ity.

“Ba­si­cally, one of the guys that vol­un­teers at the South Bur­nett Pantry is a cus­tomer of ours,” Mr Sch­midt said.

“They spoke to us about what the pantry does for the com­mu­nity. We thought it was some­thing out of the box that helps peo­ple in need, it is an ex­cel­lent or­gan­i­sa­tion to do­nate the money to.”

The South Bur­nett Pantry pro­vides cheap food ham­pers for fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als in need.

Re­cip­i­ents pay a small fee and are given a bag they can fill with items from the pantry’s shelves and fridges.

Mr Sch­midt reck­ons the South Bur­nett Pantry of­fers a much-needed ser­vice.

“We’re just try­ing to help as much as we can in the com­mu­nity,” he said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BIG CHEQUE: Lore Saupp-Saun­ders from Bayer Crop Science, Jim Ben­net from the South Bur­nett Pantry and Mark Sch­midt from North­ern AgriSer­vices.

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