Supermarkets helping farmers in need

Several supermarkets across the NSW’s south coast have increased the price of milk to help support farmers affected by the current drought. The additional profits from the milk sales will be donated to dairy farmers in the area. These price increases will be in effect for at least a month with the supermarkets involved aiming to continue supporting farmers affected until December via the price rise.

Woolworths has also supported farmers by donating 100 percent of its fresh food sales profits made on a Saturday in August.  This follows a $1.5 million donation by Woolworths to help Rural Aid deliver essential items and services for struggling farmers.

“The Australian farming community is a resilient one, but there is an urgent need for ongoing support for farmers who continue to do it tough during this drought. Since the supermarket came on board as a partner with their initial $1.5 million donation and opened up fundraising channels in their stores, we’ve been able to provide more certainty to hundreds of farmers who have reached out to us in urgent need of feed for their livestock,” said Charles Alder, Rural Aid CEO.