April 28 2022
As part of its commitment to support its communities, Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA) has generously donated $10,000 in funding support to the Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Netball Club (MDUFNC). Putting these funds to good use, the Club was pleased to install new goal posts, padding and netting at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve. The updated facility is officially open for community use.
The MDUFNC, on behalf of all Reserve users, submitted the application through Saputo’s Legacy Program that supports local community projects encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Members of the MDUFNC, SDA and other funding partners officially launched the facility today.
Speaking at the launch, Jason Harris, President of the MDUFNC said he was grateful for SDA’s support with funding of the new goal posts, padding and netting, which will further enhance the Recreation Reserves facilities and benefit the Club, the League and the community.
Jason Kelly, Leongatha Site Manager for SDA, said “We are proud to support our local community through our Legacy Program, which invests in projects that can help our communities to lead more active and healthy lifestyles.”
“The Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Netball Club is small country club, just a short drive from our Leongatha manufacturing facility and in a key milk supply area. We are pleased to support this project as it aligns with our ongoing promise to never stop building a future we can be proud of.
“We hope our contribution to the Reserve’s refurbishment will benefit many of our employees, suppliers, their families and all local community members,” he said.
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Community engagement is important to Saputo and the company strives to invest 1% of its pre-tax profits each year in community programs and organisations that promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. To learn more, visit www.saputodairyaustralia.com.au/en/our-promise/local-community-partnerships
About Saputo Dairy Australia
Saputo Dairy Australia produces, markets and distributes a wide range of high quality dairy products for the domestic and international markets including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. We are the largest dairy processor in Australia. Our products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Caboolture, CHEER™, Cracker Barrel*, Devondale, Great Ocean Road, King Island Dairy, Liddells, Mersey Valley, MG Ingredients, Mil Lel, South Cape, Sungold and Tasmanian Heritage. We are part of Saputo Inc., one of the top ten dairy processors in the world.
*Cracker Barrel is a registered trademark of Lactalis Heritage Dairy used under licence.
About the Meeniyan Dumbalk Football Club
The Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Netball Club is a member of the Mid Gippsland Football Netball League. The Club has over 250 adult members, as well as a strong junior presence, taking part in all grades of football and netball. The Club relies on a large volunteer base to support its operations.
The Meeniyan Recreation Reserve is a community facility, home to the Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Netball Club, as well as local bowling, men’s shed and cricket club.
Jason Harris – President
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