Foodbank NSW appoints produce manager
Following a highly successful pilot project providing surplus food sourced in Carrathool Shire to needy families, Riverina local Lou Revelant has been appointed as Produce Manager for Foodbank NSW.
Foodbank NSW CEO Gerry Andersen said Foodbank NSW, the largest Hunger Relief Organisation in Australia, worked closely with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) — along with the Uniting Church and Carrathool Shire — on the Carrathool Waste Not Want Not pilot project.
“The appointment of long-term NSW DPI officer Lou Revelant brings over 40 years of experience in working with farmers and rural communities in the Riverina to Foodbank NSW,” Mr Andersen said.
“Lou will work throughout the Riverina, which is regarded as the food bowl of NSW, in sourcing surplus food for an expanded Waste Not Want Not project.
“In the last financial year Foodbank NSW distributed over three million kilograms of food through 450 charities in New South Wales and ACT, and Lou’s expertise will help increase our hunger relief operations.
“Having Lou Revelant working from the heart of the Riverina will assist in sourcing produce to help feed the needy and underprivileged.
“Much-needed produce and protein which would otherwise be wasted will reach the tables of hungry families with the help of Waste Not Want Not and Foodbank NSW.”
Mr Revelant said he was looking forward to working with farmers and rural communities to source surplus produce, which in turn would build community spirit and develop stronger communities.
“The aim is to reduce waste and achieve Foodbank’s goal of an Australia without hunger,” Mr Revelant said.