* Buy from local farms
* Support your farmers
* Donate directly
* Volunteer some time
Support these producers that have faced bushfires and multiple floods over the past year or two. It’s unrelenting and we know that businesses cannot withstand these pressures much more with direct support.
With our tailored support, we give these producers hope. Support them where they need it. And build more capacity for producing facing the worst natural disasters ever. We need your help!
The recovery and full extent of damage on these communities is yet unknown. What we do know is these communities are strong. And we will stand by them in this time of need.
Now is the time to back your farmers – eat as if it matters!
ORICoop RESILIENCE FUND
Since November 2019 ORICoop has stepped up to support organic and biodynamic producers directly affected by catastrophic bushfires, damaging floods and natural disasters that have become more severe, more frequent, and more devastating.
Thanks to the generosity of many we have raised almost $500,000 including cash, in-kind and grants. Thanks to alliances like the Australian Mutuals Foundation we continue to dig deep when needed. For many of these producers their recovery is far from over. We intend to support them in their long journey towards recovery, including guidance, on-farm support, and an ear when they need it. We encourage you to get involved and help however you can. As we navigate the frequency, the severity and the risk to human life and food security in natural disasters never seen to this extent before.
We need your help now. Whether you are a producer with some additional hay or resources that a farmer in need could use. A volunteer that could help with some marketing expertise or business support. Or a business keen to donate directly to support these producers. We will ensure the help gets to where it’s needed the most. And quickly.
- Make a direct donation to the Resilience Fund (100% goes to the producers)
- Make a tax deductible donation via Australian Mutuals Foundation
- Register for support for organic & biodynamic producers across flood affected areas
- Volunteer for the Clean Up mission to come
- Pledge your support if you are an existing organic or biodynamic producer able to lend or offer a hand
- Sponsor an Organic Farm Blitz in your State
- Buy trees to be planted over the next 12 months on organic farms
If you are a business interested in direct donations from your business – you can contact us HERE.
** If you are an organic or biodynamic producers interested to donate fodder, agistment or supplies directly to flood affected organic farmers contact us here
ORICoop is working with partners to get our farmers back growing organic food and fibre. All financial support donated to the Resilience Fund is overseen by our Resilience Fund Counsel & an ORICoop Board member to ensure that the funds get to those that need it.
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You can become an ORICoop member here...
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* Supporting Organic Farm Enterprises
* Building networks across organic industry
* Pathways to localised investment
* Connecting foodies and farmers for the better good