Growers provide $248 000 to charities from forfeited grain
Emergency food supplies during Cyclone Seroja, mental health programs and services for childhood health were among the key charitable causes which shared in $248,000 of Harvest Mass Management funding this year.
Developed by the CBH Group and Main Roads WA, the Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS) seeks to reduce the frequency of overloaded grain trucks during harvest.
Under the HMMS, growers can forfeit grain from overloaded trucks which is then sold and the funds provided to Western Australian charities nominated by growers and CBH employees.
During the 2020-21 season, $248,000 was raised from the grain sales which has been donated to 14 charities. The charities are: Ronald McDonald House; St John Ambulance; Foodbank; The Mental Illness Fellowship of WA; Fiona Wood Foundation; Farmers Across Borders; Telethon Speech and Hearing, Lions Cancer institute, Wheatbelt and Beyond Mentoring, Perth Children’s Hospice Foundation, DV Assist, Wheatbelt Mens Health; Injury Matters and Anglicare.
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