Meat the Need featured on Radio New Zealand: Farming charity helping feed Kiwi families



Meat is often a luxury for some families, but an initiative set up last year by two South Island farmers is helping to put it on the tables of those who really need it. Meat the Need allows farmers to donate money or livestock, and works with Silver Fern Farms to process the meat and distribute it to charities and community organistions that feed vulnerable families. More than 800 animals have been donated, resulting in 370-thousand meals for families. The initiative is the brainchild of Golden Bay dairy farmer Wayne Langford and sharemilker Siobhan O'Malley, who join Kathryn to talk about how they're expanding.