Woolies to support farmers with fresh profits on Saturday

Woolworths is donating all profits from the fresh department to Rural Aid's Buy a Bale appeal in supoort of farmers affected by the drought.
Woolworths is donating all profits from the fresh department to Rural Aid's Buy a Bale appeal in supoort of farmers affected by the drought.

ALL profits from sales in the fresh department at Woolworths Mandurah Central, Mandurah Forum, Mandurah Greenfields and Mandurah Plaza and supermarkets nationwide this Saturday will be donated to Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale appeal in support of farmers affected by the drought.

It follows Woolworth’s initial $1.5 million donation plus further fundraising which is helping Rural Aid deliver more hay, essential items and counselling support services to farmers in need.

Rural Aid chief executive Charles Alder said they had been overwhelmed by the response over the past week.

“Since the supermarket came on board, we’ve been able to provide more certainty to hundreds of farmers who are in urgent need of feed for their livestock,’’ he said.

“We have also been able to increase vital counselling services for farming families in regional communities.”

In less than a week, Woolworths customers nationally have already donated more than $600,000.