New initiative to help Aussies in need

Published 5:00am 30 August 2023

New initiative to help Aussies in need
Words by Moreton Daily
By Ella Bradford

The Mini Farm Project has launched the Give a Box initiative to reduce hunger in the community.

What the charity does

The Mini Farm Project is a charity, based at Samford and Wamuran, committed to addressing food insecurity by providing farm fresh produce to families in need.

Founder Nick Steiner says one in five households is experiencing daily food scarcity and more than 1.3 million children went hungry in Australia last year.

He wants to make a difference through the Give A Box initiative which enables people to donate $20 to cover the cost of the fresh produce and also helps fund the organisation’s farms at LuvaBerry in Wamuran and Millen Farm in Samford.

"I wanted to fill the shortfall of available food and ensure that no family goes hungry. The dire situation has prompted us to take action and make a meaningful impact," Nick says.

He says community support is essential.

"We believe that community support is vital in tackling the hunger crisis. With just a $20 donation, anyone can directly contribute to feeding a family and support our ongoing efforts to provide fresh, nutritious food," Nick says.

He was named Moreton Bay Citizen of the Year for 2023, recognising his commitment to building new farms and expanding resources to meet the pressing need for food.

The Mini Farm Project is building a network of charity farms from Tweed Heads to Cairns to feed Australians in need, for free, all year round.

How to help

To support the Give a Box initiative, by donating $20, visit the website. All donations are tax-deductible.

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