The Matamata Community Foodbank Committee appreciates the district’s generous support for the Christmas Food Parcel project.
Your generosity meant 50 parcels and gifts for families who otherwise may have had a bleaker and lonelier festive season.
Sincere thanks for this generous giving of money, time, space in business premises, from service organisations, churches and individuals – making this programme possible each year. of time as our concerns fall on deaf ears. But we are appalled at the recommendation to deliver more of our milk to our competitors who will get it at a discount price in the ‘‘shoulders’’ of the milk season and make a bigger profit, and we have to process the peak milk at cost.
If we have to comply then at least make the competitors take their milk all year round.
Competition companies struggle to retain suppliers as their pay-out is not competitive with Fonterra in the long-term, is the feedback we get from fellow farmers who have changed back.
The initiative of milk in schools we thought was the best way to get milk into less fortunate households as the children get milk and the decision is taken away from the parents as to where to spend their money.
We hope that this letter is read and there is a groundswell of discontent at the lack of disregard for those who are the primary producers.
Thwack – that is sound of the cheque book hitting the end of the drawer or being put away and the end of discretionary spending until this issue is resolved.