Woolworths Gawler fresh food campaign to assist drought-affected farmers

Woolworths Gawler will this Saturday, August 11, donate all profits from fresh food sales to support drought-affected Aussie farmers doing it tough.

This means that all profits from sales in the fresh department at Woolworths Gawler and supermarkets nationwide will be donated to Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale appeal in support of farmers impacted by the drought.

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

“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,” Charles Alder Rural Aid CEO said.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the response of the Woolworths store teams and customers over the past week.” 

Gawler supermarket’s store manager Jonthan Wesley-Davides is humbled by his customers and team who rally behind those impacted by the drought.

“In less than a week, Woolworths customers nationally have already donated in excess of $600,000 for Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale appeal through our checkouts nationwide.

“This generosity is making a real difference in rural communities, and has inspired us to build on our support of Rural Aid’s vital work.

In addition, Barossa customers can also donate to the Buy a Bale appeal in store at Woolworths Gawler, or any other Woolworths, Woolworths Metro or Woolworths Petrol store, as well as Woolworths online.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and 100 per cent of the funds go to Rural Aid.