Small idea might go a long way to helping with the drought

Lauren and Jono Williams from the Generocity Church Cobar are supporting the Feed a Farmer’s Family drought appeal by buying a SUPA IGA grocery voucher.

The Generocity Church has come up with a “small idea” that might go a long way to helping farmers in drought.

The Cobar Campus of the Generocity Church has joined with its fellow 13 campuses around NSW asking for donations of $100 supermarket vouchers.

Pastor Matt Rendell from Narromine said he started the appeal after talking to struggling farmers to find out what could be done to help.

He said because of the enormity of the drought situation, he posed the question to a farmer: “What would help you tomorrow with basic needs and your morale?”

Their response was: “If someone gave us a $100 food voucher, that would just mean so much. We live in credit, we constantly have to borrow.”

“It’s not a big answer but a small answer with a good momentary lift,” Matt said of the idea.

The Cobar Generocity Church is encouraging people who want to donate to Feed a Farmer’s Family to purchase a Khan’s SUPA IGA voucher which will ensure it will go to local a Cobar farmer’s family and it can be used at the local supermarkets.

As of Monday afternoon, the appeal had raised $6,000.

Matt said 100 per cent of what is collected will be going back out. There will be no administration or collection fees.

He said they will be strategically partnering with people on the ground and the NSW Farmers Association to distribute the vouchers.