Show your support for Australia’s regional and rural communities by making a donation to the Thankful4Farmers initiative this summer.
It’s already been one of the toughest summers for Australians across the country. And for those living in regional and rural communities, the impacts of the relentless drought has never been more pronounced. With conditions tougher than ever, celebrating the hard work of Australia’s farmers has never been more important, which is just what this latest initiative hopes to achieve.
To acknowledge the hard-working farming families working across Australia, the Thankful4Farmers initiative was launched to create ongoing and sustainable fundraising to help make the biggest difference in the lives of agricultural communities. By celebrating the diverse produce and stories of those working on the land, the organisation unites with businesses and brands to raise awareness and generate revenue to support sustainable farming practices nationwide.
As the official ambassador for the Thankful4Farmers initiative, chef Matt Moran is urging Sydney diners to do their bit to help farmers across the country. Across his six Sydney restaurants, diners will be encouraged to order an ‘Empty Plate’ this summer, with every dollar to be donated to support Australian farming and agricultural communities. Simply visit one of Moran’s participating restaurants, order an empty entree plate ($5) or main plate ($10) to make a donation to Thankful4Farmers.
For Moran, this is a personal cause as he explains, “I’m proud to be the ambassador for Thankful4Farmers, a new initiative which aims to raise funds to support Australian farming and rural communities. As a fourth-generation farmer, this is a cause that is very close to my heart, particularly during this devastating period of drought.”
These donations will be reviewed by an impartial Australian Advisory Council of regenerative farmers, business leaders and farming spokespeople to decide the best use for these funds in an effort to maximise the impact of these donations. From research and technology to services and infrastructure for areas in need, these donations will be used to make a meaningful impact in the lives of farmers across the country.
For Sydneysiders looking to take part in this initiative, head to Moran’s participating returns from now until the end of summer: