MSM Milling has donated $22,000 to Currajong Disability Services to help fund the establishment of a Jujube (Chinese Date) orchard. The MSM Milling Charity Partnership involved MSM donating $10/hectare for each hectare of high-oleic canola, known as Monola, that local farmers planted for the initiative, and a $5/tonne payment for each tonne of Monola that was delivered to MSM Milling.
The initiative saw many farmers in the Parkes and Condobolin districts grow more than 1300 hectares of Monola to raise vital funds for Currajong Disability Services.
“MSM Milling enabled Currajong to survive in both towns and also allowed the NDIS service provider to tackle a specialty project to ensure its own long term viability: a jujube orchard just outside of Parkes. So far around 1500 jujube trees have been planted,” said Currajong Disability Services Chairman Neil Unger.
Mr Unger says that without MSM Milling’s significant donation, the project wouldn’t have happened.
“We can’t thank Bob and Pete Mac Smith and the MSM team enough. This donation has ensured we can continue to service people with disability,” he said.