THE Aussie Farmers Foundation is lending a helping hand to farming families and isolated residents affected by the recent flood crisis across large parts of south-eastern Australia.
Foundation spokeswoman Julia Hunter said the unprecedented floods have devastated 100s of farmers across NSW, South Australia and Victoria.
Crops have been destroyed, dairy production has been severely limited and farming families have been left isolated.
But, Ms Hunter said customers of Aussie Farmers Direct could directly help flood affected farming communities by buying a fruit and vegetable box.
Until October 27, $2 from every Family Fruit and Veg box purchased, and $1 from every Couples box, will go to support farming communities affected by the floods.
The donation will go to the Aussie Farmers Foundation to fund projects to assist impacted communities.
“This is an opportunity for all Australians to get involved in a small way to help farmers who are doing it tough,” Ms Hunter.
“The floods have disrupted the lives of 1000s of people who live and work on the land,” Ms Hunter said
“Aussie Farmers Direct customers can now make a difference and help to get these communities back on their feet.”
The Aussie Farmers Foundation is the charity established by Aussie Farmers Direct, which has been delivering fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the farm gate to the front door of hundreds of thousands of customers since 2006.
The Foundation began in 2010 and since then has provided rural and regional areas of Australia more than 1.3 million dollars in grants to communities in need.
The Foundation has five key areas of focus: sustainable farms; disaster relief for farming communities; kids health and healthy eating; food waste and food relief, and mental health of farming communities.