Buy a meal and help a farmer

Bavarian restaurants are digging deep to assist drought-affected farmers and will donate all profits from 16 venues in New South Wales and Queensland on Sunday 26 August to support drought relief.

The Bavarian and The Bavarian Beerhaüs restaurants in the drought-affected states of NSW and Qld will host Raise A Fork For Our Farmers drought relief fundraisers, with all profits made from the day’s trade donated to Aussie Helpers, which supports Australian farming families in need of assistance.

The Raise A Fork For Our Farmers campaign is part of an broader commitment by Rockpool Dining Group to support farmers struggling to cope with devastating drought conditions, with more fundraising to follow.

Australian farmers are at the frontline of record dry conditions that have plunged the entire state of NSW and over 50 percent of Queensland into drought. Rockpool Dining Group’s affinity with and reliance on farmers and local producers underscores its commitment to the cause.

Diners are encouraged to bring friends and families along to a participating restaurant for lunch, dinner or simply a drink, safe in the knowledge that their custom will help farmers in need.

Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said Rockpool owed much to the farming community and the Raise A Fork For Our Farmers campaign was the Group’s first step in drought assistance.”

“Agriculture is the backbone of Australia and the hospitality industry,” Mr Pash said. “Farmers are our producers, suppliers, friends and peers and we want to support them and give back to our rural communities in a substantial and meaningful way.”

Rockpool Dining Group Culinary Director Neil Perry said: “We hope to see full community support for this great initiative at each of the Bavarian restaurants on Sunday 26 August so we can make a significant contribution to the nation’s drought relief effort.”