Central West farmers receive 100 tonnes of feed

Rapid Relief Team delivers livestock feed to Central West NSW

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A young girl and her dog with some of the donated feed. Photos: Supplied

A young girl and her dog with some of the donated feed. Photos: Supplied

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The feed is expected to help feed 1500 head of livestock.

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DROUGHT-AFFECTED farmers across the Central West have received 100 tonnes of donated feed from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church.

Volunteers from their Rapid Relief Team (RRT) today distributed more than 400 bulker-bags of livestock supplement to 400 farmers in Tullamore, Nymagee and Condobolin areas.

The feed was transported 300 kilometres across the state to help feed some 1500 head of livestock.

RRT Lake Cargelligo team leader Will Small from the PBCC said Christian values of care and compassion motivated them to help farmers across drought-stricken NSW.

Volunteers from the Rapid Relief Team distributed more than 400 bulker-bags of livestock supplement.

Volunteers from the Rapid Relief Team distributed more than 400 bulker-bags of livestock supplement.

"Hosting the Farmers Community Connect was about bringing together our farmers and bringing together a community to have a bite to eat, a chat with mates and support each other through some ongoing tough times," Mr Small said.

Federal member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said it was important for Australians to continue to support each through the longstanding drought.

"I commend the RRT on their initiative today, which has brought the community together, and represents another helping hand for local farmers and their families," Mr Coulton said.

RRT is the charitable arm of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church with volunteers supporting emergency service operations, fundraisers, community events and more.

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