Buy fresh on Friday
Woolworths Manjimup manager Peter Van Hees

Woolworths stores across WA will team up with the Country Women’s Association this Friday for Drought Action Day, donating the day’s profit from fresh produce sales to help farming families affected by drought in Western Australia.

WAis on track for its driest year on record and Woolworths decided all profits made from fresh fruit and vegetable sales across WA next Friday should go to the families and communities who desperately need support.

‘‘The Eastern States have had a bit of rain, but we have been a bit dry, so we decided to have Drought Action Day in WA to help out our farmers,’’ Woolworths Manjimup manager Peter Van Hees said.

He encouraged people to come in and do their fruit and veg shopping on Friday to support the Drought Action Day initiative.

‘‘Buy as much fruit and vegetables as you can and support the CWA,’’Mr Van Hees said.

Woolworths WA Regional Manager Brad Brolin said: ‘‘We rely on many West Australian farmers for our fresh food, and so it is really important that we support them, especially during times of drought.’’

Country Women’s Association of WA president, Mrs Maggie Donaldson, said Woolworths had given a great deal back to farming families in Australia over the last few years, but the harsh reality was thousands of people affected by drought in the west needed support.

‘‘We are very grateful Woolworths has recognised this and has continued its long-standing commitment to helping farmers through tough times,’’ Mrs Donaldson said.

CWA Manjimup branch president Maureen Barton said theCWAwould be running a raffle at the Woolworths store from 8am to 2pm on the day.

‘‘Everything we collect from the raffle and Woolworths will go to the fund to be used for drought relief,’’ Mrs Barton said.

For details contact the CWA on 9321 6041 or info@cwaofwa.asn.au.

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