To launch the 2017 Jazz™ season, Montague are aiding under privileged Australians by donating one million Jazz apples to national food rescue organisation, SecondBite, to redistribute to local community programs throughout Australia.
In addition to this contribution, Montague will also be donating 10 cents per kilogram of Jazz apples purchased from Coles Supermarkets to SecondBite in a bid to reduce the statistic of 731,300 children under the age of 15 living below the poverty line, according to the Australian Council of Social Service 2016 Report.
Montague, together with the Jazz growers of Australia, will provide the initiative with a supply of one million apples. SecondBite will then redistribute these apples to third party community groups across Australia, such as the Salvation Army, Uniting Care and under privileged primary schools.
To commence the 2017 seasonal donation for fruit, an Apple Harvest Event hosted by Montague, SecondBite and Foothills Community Centre will take place at the below locations. Media, influencers and stakeholders who are interested in the initiative are invited to attend.
Monday, 3 April
- Where: 9am-12pm Vernview orchard, 75 Gembrook Road, Launching Place.
Join Victorian farmers in this special harvest event to pick fresh Jazz apples from the Vernview orchard to help fight hunger across Australia.
- Where: 6:30-8:30pm Foothills Community Centre, Upwey Baptist Community Church, 21 Darling Avenue, Upwey.
Help fight hunger in Australia by joining an evening dinner where freshly harvested Jazz apples will be served to the community, direct from Vernview orchard.
Scott Montague, Director Montague; Jim Mullan, CEO SecondBite; Hon Jaala Pulford, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development; Cr Mike Clarke, Local Councillor of Shire of Yarra Ranges; and Cr Noel Cliff, Mayor of Yarra Ranges will be attending the Foothills Community Centre dinner.