DeJorja drop-off point for non perishable goods for our farmers

HELPING HAND: Megan Fawkner, and Alice Winwood-Smith, from DeJorja, with some of the products donated to help local farming families.
HELPING HAND: Megan Fawkner, and Alice Winwood-Smith, from DeJorja, with some of the products donated to help local farming families.

AS producers across the region continue to do it tough, one woman in Bathurst has called for community support to help create care packages specifically helping farmers in our area.

Megan Fawkner, owner of DeJorja, in Keppel Street decided to kick off a collection for non perishable items which are being delivered to farmers within a 60km radius of the city.

Mrs Fawkner, who donated $500 worth of items to start the collection, has since had other businesses come on board, including Raine and Horne as well as individual donations from people in the community eager to show their support.

Mrs Fawkner said she got the idea after hearing about a friend who went to visit her uncle, who had just spent $5,000 on hay for his animals.

“They looked in his fridge and cupboard and there was no food at all. So I’m asking the community to drop off any non perishable items such as canned food, dog food, dog biscuits, shampoo/conditioner, store soap, toilet paper to Dejorja. I will then arrange for care packages to be distributed to local farmers in need.”

She said anyone who knows of a farming family struggling is more then welcome to nominate them for a care package, and can do so my dropping into DeJorja in Keppel Street.

“It’s about looking out for your neighbour,” she said.