Tasmanian students are tucking into prime home-grown Angus Beef when they sit down to lunch as part of the statewide free School Lunch Pilot.
Loaves and Fishes Tasmania is using Greenham Smithon’s Cape Grim beef supplied at a heavily discounted rate in up to 7500 meat dishes delivered weekly to 30 schools.
Greenham, which has been supplying Australian beef for more than 120 years, is a generous supporter of community projects, from sporting sponsorships and food-related events and programs, to agricultural scholarships.
Loaves and Fishes Tasmania general manager Aaron Kropf said the generous contribution from Greenham meant local students could eat nutritious and tasty meals at lunch time.
“The support of local producers has been heartening as we seek to nourish our State,” he said.
Greenham Smithton plant manager Travis Turnbull said the company was proud to support grass roots community initiatives, like Loaves and Fishes Tasmania, which is delivering nutritious Australian beef to local Tasmanian kids for free through their School Lunch Pilot.
“Greenham has proudly operated in Tasmania for more than 20 years and we are grateful for the opportunity to give back to the Tassie community,” he said,
The School Lunch Pilot is an initiative of School Food Matters, in partnership with the State Government, Education Department and Loaves and Fishes.
Dishes range from curries and stir frys to pasta dishes, cottage pies, meat loaf and casseroles.