Wests Group Macarthur has joined the Parma for a Farmer campaign to support farmers through what is being called the worst drought in living history.
For the entire month of August Wests will donate $1 from every chicken parmigiana and chicken schnitzel purchased at Wests League Club Campbelltown, Country Club Gledswood Hills, Lakeside Golf Club Camden and Wests Tennis Club.
Wests Group Macarthur is aiming to raise enough money to purchase a full semi-trailer load of hay to help struggling farmers in NSW.
Wests Group Macarthur CEO Tony Mathew said: “Many of our farmers are struggling to feed their livestock and put food on their own tables.
“It is utterly devastating for them and the country towns they live in.
“We are so happy that Wests Group Macarthur can help in some way , through the Parma for a Farmer campaign.”
The Parma for a Farmer campaign is gathering momentum as a way for clubs, pubs and restaurants across Australia to throw their support behind the rural aid initiative Buy a Bale.
As part of the initiative, Buy a Bale is supplying emergency feed for livestock in the worst affected drought stricken areas of Australia.
Once productive fields are now dust bowls, with farmers having to truck food and water in from interstate to save their cattle, sheep and horses.
One semi-trailer load of hay can cost up to $10,000, money that struggling farmers cannot continue to find on a weekly basis.
The effects of the drought on farming families and country towns is devastating and there appears to be no end in sight.
Buy a Bale was founded by Charles Alder and his wife who felt compelled to do something practical to help farmers after reading about Queensland farmers having to shoot their cattle during a drought.
They believed that people needed to be able to simply go online and buy a farmer a bale of hay.
He and his wife created the buy a bale initiative that has now provided more than 6,000 donated bales to struggling farmers across Australia.
They also assist with providing water and food vouchers to affected farms as well as emotional and mental health support.
Significant financial assistance for our farmers is long overdue and now is the time to take action. Join your family and friends at Wests Group Macarthur venues in August and enjoy a delicious chicken parmi or chicken schnitzel and help us to help our farmers.
Did you know …
- $20 buys a small bale of hay and helps transport it to the affected areas
- $60 buys 3 x $20 gift cards to help put food on the table
- $110 buys a large bale of hay
- $550 buys 5 large bales of hay
- $1100 buys 10 large bales of hay
- $5700 buys a single-trailer load of hay
- $9500 buys a semi-trailer load of hay and transport it to an affected area