WAYS YOU CAN ASSIST:-
* Buy from local farms
* Donate directly
* Volunteer your time
Some of these producers 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.
Without our support, some of these producers are likely to leave the industry, sell their farms or their businesses and stop doing what they have done so well at. We need your help!
You can follow our BLOG for updates. And keep us with us via our Instagram page.
The recovery of these communities is yet unknown – the full extent of the damage. 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 to communities around Australia.
Thanks to the generosity of so many ORICoop has 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 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 long term food security from natural disasters never seen to this extent before.
We need your help. Whether you are a producer with some additional hay or resources that a farmer in need could use. A volunteer that could help with your professional 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.
Ways you can directly help include:-
- Make a direct donation to the Resilience Fund (100% goes to affected producers)
- Make a tax deductible donation via Australian Mutuals Foundation (all funds go directly to producers)
- Register for support for organic & biodynamic producers
- Volunteer for the Clean Up mission ahead
- Pledge your support for 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 or support from your business – you can 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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