Thank you to Aussie Farmers Direct customers who add a donation to the Aussie Farmers Foundation when they place their order. We’ve just announced our mid-year funding grants, and here are just two organisations that are part of a group of very worthy recipients.
Save The Children
The “Mobile Youth Van” is a service that travels throughout rural NSW to provide young people with the kinds of activities, information and support that their urban peers have readily available, but they do not. This lack of access often inhibits the development of key skills in rural and regionally located youth. The Aussie Farmers Foundation grant is assisting the MY Van to continue multiple visits into communities to ensure continuity for the participants and sustainability of the program’s outcomes. It is also now able to extend the service into other communities.
Berry Street is the largest child and family welfare organisation in Victoria. Many of the children and young people in their residential care services have suffered great distress, where violence, neglect, abuse, trauma and poverty have prevented them from having a safe and happy childhood. As a result, they are often overweight and unfit. The Aussie Farmers Foundation grant is funding components of an innovative new trial program. Called HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living), it is a world-first project providing individualised health and physical activity programs for children in residential care, in line with each child’s interests. The program is also collating important data to assist in a permanent program review. Our grant is funding the healthy eating and physical activity components of a trial program in the Gippsland and Hume regions, now in its second year.
For more information on the other grant recipients across Australia, and to learn how you too can make a difference, visit AussieFarmersFoundation.org.au