What to put in your trolley at Woolies to support drought relief
This weekend while you’re stopping to get your groceries, add a $2 Sunflower Seed Kit to your shopping trolley and know you’re supporting a good cause.
Starting tomorrow, Woolworths supermarkets will be selling a sunflower seed kit for $2 as a fundraising initiative to support charities working on drought relief.
The kits are sources from local New South Wales farmers and all funds raised will go to the STAND (Support Through Australian Natural Disasters) Drought Action Appeal who will be supporting The Salvation Army, Rural Aid, Foodbank and Lifeline. Woolworths will also be matching money raised from the sale of the kits, dollar for dollar.
Rural Aid CEO, Charles Alder said: “We were overwhelmed with the support and generosity shown by Woolworths customers and team in raising funds via our Buy a Bale programme in 2018. The millions of dollars raised has helped us provide much needed relief to farmers in drought impacted communities.
“The dire projection of drought is not letting up and we are yet to see the worst of its impact. We are very conscious that it will be a prolonged state of crisis in rural and regional areas across Australia and as such raising funds to be able to continue to deliver our support to those in need is essential.
“Further to providing on-farm support to farmers, Rural Aid offers financial assistance and mental health counselling to help keep the community spirit alive and support a positive mindset through these tough times.”
Supporting our farmers and rural communities is everyone’s business in Australia, because without them our whole world would stop. So do your bit this weekend and throw one or two in your trolley.