NSW Farmers has set up a drought relief appeal to collect donations for farmers in NSW affected by drought. It will make $100 gift cards available through IGA stores to farmers affected by drought.
Rationale for the appeal
With large areas of the state experiencing dry or drought conditions and with some people reporting their lowest rainfalls in over 60 years, failed seasons are causing severe financial hardship for farmers across NSW. Farmers face an ongoing battle of maintaining their farm and providing for their families.
To assist those farmers in NSW that are experiencing drought, NSW Farmers has set up an appeal to collect donations. Donations will go directly to drought affected farmers across NSW for the cost of groceries.
Funds will be used to purchase $100 gift cards from IGA supermarkets. These cards will be provided to the Salvation Army for distribution through its rural chaplains to drought affected farmers in NSW. Farmers do not have to be a member of NSW Farmers to be able to receive a gift card.