Posted Monday 13 January 2020

Burra Foods raises more than $50,000 for bushfire appeal

Milk processor Burra Foods will donate more than $50,000 to help those impacted by the recent Victorian bushfires.

The money will go to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and it includes proceeds of the production run at Burra’s Korumburra plant on Friday January 10, as well as a BBQ fundraiser and contributions from staff.

Burra Foods Chief Executive Officer, Stewart Carson, said the scale of the fires and devastation at the loss of lives had rocked the entire Burra community.

“The impact on our wider community has been devastating,” he said.

“The Burra Foods community has once again come together to raise funds for those impacted in East Gippsland and North East Victoria. Over the next two weeks we will be holding other events to raise money for Wildlife Victoria.”

Mr Carson said fundraising efforts has also been supported by their loyal network of customers, suppliers and milk supply partners, in a bid to raise more funds to help with the bushfire recovery.

He was heartened by how the Burra community came together in times of need and said assistance for those impacted by the fires, wildlife and livestock included, would be required for a long-time.

“Unfortunately, Victoria’s bushfire season is far from over and it will take many months and even years for communities to fully recover,” he said.