At IGA we are passionate about supporting our local farmers, which is why we’ve partnered with Drought Angels to help support Aussie farmers who are doing it tough.

We are throwing our full support behind the farmers who support us. The funds raised from the IGA Drought Angels Appeal will be used to support the amazing work Drought Angels does helping farmers and their families in local and regional communities across Australia.

The drought has largely affected NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia with almost 100% of farmers in NSW living in tough conditions. Many farmers and their families are struggling to grow their crops and are having to put down their livestock.

Drought Angels support Aussie farmers and their rural communities with meaningful and personalized assistance. They provide help including food hampers, care packs, prepaid visas, local store vouchers, stock feed and hay. They also organise ‘Rural Day Off’ events to provide farming families with much needed reprieve from such tough circumstances.

*All funds from the sale of this Raindrop Token will be proudly donated to the Drought Angels Appeal to support people who need help during this difficult time across Australia.

You can help support Drought Angels, by purchasing a $2.00 Raindrop Token in your local IGA from the 27th of August to the 4th of November. All funds raised will go directly to the Drought Angels Appeal. We have now raised over,

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IGA proudly supporting Drought Angels

Drought Angels are receiving more and more calls each week from proud but desperate farming families who need help. Your kind donation will support these families with every day essentials and stock feed and helps cover fuel costs for transport which at times can lead into thousands of dollars. Without our farmers Australian produce will be a thing of the past and we would then become reliant on imported goods for our nation to survive. Every dollar counts to ensure we keep our farmers on the land.

NSW

Mint Fresh IGA

Mint Fresh IGA have set up money collection tins in each of their Hills stores to raise funds for Aussie Farmers. All funds raised will be donated to the ‘Buy a Bale’ Appeal, supporting rural communities throughout Australia. Speaking of the initiative, store owners Richard and Antoine Rizk said: “Australian farmers are very important to us. At Mint Fresh we source fresh fruit and vegetables direct from farmers daily. These farmers deliver this stock to Flemington markets and we bring it to our stores. This relationship ensures that produce is available for our customers no more than within 12 hours from harvest. If farmers are not strong we cannot deliver this.”

VIC

Michael’s IGA Gippsland and Shepparton

Michael’s IGA has a long track record of supporting Victorian farmers. What started as a Dairy Farmers Crisis Fund in 2016, has now evolved to supporting any farmer who needs help. The team at Michael’s IGA wanted to do something that could provide immediate relief close to home and to date they have raised $95,000 for Need for Feed and the Rural Financial Counselling Service via their Customer Loyalty Program.

VIC

Michael’s IGA Gippsland and Shepparton

Michael’s IGA has a long track record of supporting Victorian farmers. What started as a Dairy Farmers Crisis Fund in 2016, has now evolved to supporting any farmer who needs help. The team at Michael’s IGA wanted to do something that could provide immediate relief close to home and to date they have raised $95,000 for Need for Feed and the Rural Financial Counselling Service via their Customer Loyalty Program.

WA

Rigters Supermarkets

Rigters IGA stores in Geraldton have pledged to match customer donations up to a total value of $100,000 to help drought- affected Australian farmers. The Rigters knew they had to lend a hand because they rely on stock and products from all over the country and understand the importance of what our farmers do. All eight stores are set up as collection points for public donations and every dollar that the community donates, they will match it up to $100,000 so get donating!