Griffith groups, businesses and organisations are throwing their support behind the nation’s drought-affected farmers.
Several are holding fundraisers, with many businesses also donating some of their profits to the cause.
The entire state of NSW is now impacted by drought, official figures show.
A drier-than-expected June and July has left many farmers with failing crops, a short supply of water and diminishing livestock feed.
According to the Department of Primary Industries, 61 per cent of NSW is either in drought or intense drought, while nearly 39 per cent is drought affected.
“This is tough," NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair said in a statement on Wednesday. There isn’t a person in the state that isn’t hoping to see some rain for our farmers and regional communities."
Among those putting their money where their mouth is:
- Peeches Coffee Lounge: Are selling the below stickers, and will be doing a “Fiver for a Farmer” on August 13.
- Griffith Central will be holding a raffle, and will be running a sausage sizzle on Peeches balcony on Friday August 17 from 10am till 2pm. On the day enter in the raffle for your chance to win $250 to spend at Griffith Central, with all proceeds going to Rural Aid Ltd and Drought Angels through afiverforafarmer.com.au
- Goodstart Early Learning: Are having dress up days next week (August 13 – 17), and are also collecting donations for 'Fiver for a Farmer'.
- La Petite: Jacinda Violi is donating all her takings on Tuesday August 14.”I will donating 100% of all treatment proceeds to farmers in need!”
- Griffith Central Preschool: doing ”Five for a Farmer” and dress up like a farmer on Monday the 13th.
- Griffith North Public School are doing Fiver for a Farmer Monday August 13.
- The Area Hotel: Doing Parma for a Farmer, aiming for a target of $1,000, for 10 large bales to help drought affected farmers
- The Health Hut: Have a donations jar already almost full to the brim to donate to drought stricken farmers.
- Foodbank: Are organising care-packs and hampers filled with essentials for farmers across NSW. Griffith Foodbank’s Lou Revelant has had a large donation of citrus and potatoes, and say they work with the relevant charities and connections to get the food and supplies where they need to go.