Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Baked Relief ~ Love to the West Project

Sending Baked Relief love to our farmers this Valentine’s Day

The third anniversary of the 2011 Queensland floods was marked in a subdued mood, amidst stories of the heartache caused by the current drought conditions.

With nearly 65% of the state now drought-declared, our farmers are slipping further and further into debt providing supplementary feed for their stock.

Properties that have been farmed across several generations are falling into financial collapse. For some farmers, the stress of rising bills and stock deaths have taken them to breaking point and suicide rates are on the rise.
During the floods, ordinary Queenslanders gathered in their kitchens to provide Baked Relief – donations of home made goods that said “we are thinking of you, we care.”

We think it’s time to show our farmers once again that they are not alone.

This Valentine’s Day, Baked Relief is encouraging people to bake either a fruit cake or ANZAC biscuits (items which travel well and have a long shelf life) and include a personal note to a farming family.

These can be dropped off to selected locations on Friday 14 February and Saturday 15 2014 and will be distributed amongst the farming community via the Queensland Rural, Regional & Remote Womens Network and Aussie Helpers.

"This is no substitute for financial help or desperately needed rain. It won’t pay the bills, grow the hay or feed the cows. But it might nourish a farmer just for a minute, because they are important and they are hurting."

For more information on how you can get involved, visit Baked Relief on Facebook and join the conversation on twitter via #lovetothewest #bakedrelief

Media Contacts

Baked Relief
Danielle Crismani

Queensland Rural, Regional & Remote Womens Network. (QRRRWN)
Georgie Somerset
0428 390 984

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