NSW floods: Hay run heroes are at it again

Over the weekend, Need For Feed volunteers headed out on the organisation’s second hay run in as many weekends, to provide welcome relief to farmers in flood-ravaged areas of NSW.

A convoy of over 20 trucks headed north up the M1, bound for Lismore.

This follows a convoy of 13 trucks that headed up the weekend prior, and a further six loads completed during the week in between.

This dairy farm near Singleton was among the properties visited by the latest convoy.

Need For Feed has had requests for assistance from just north of Sydney all the way up to Gympie in Queensland.

The latest convoy headed off from Victoria on Saturday March 12, but it wasn’t just hay they were bringing up. Food hampers, personal care packs, kids’ toys and dog food were also on board.

Need For Feed thanked staff at AttCall Civil Contractors for the hampers they put together for farmers in need.

Over 80 hampers were put together by AttCall Civil Contractors, which collected donated food and supplies for flood affected victims. These hampers were collected and distributed by the Need For Feed volunteers.

Many have taken to social media to praise Need For Feed for its work in assisting flood victims.

“Awesome convoy and people. You are true blue Aussies,” wrote one Facebook user.

“You guys are amazing! Keep it up legends!,” commented another.

Another said, “What beautiful hearts u all have, this is truly the Aussie spirit at work, well done to all concerned.”

If you’ve got a truck and trailer and want to volunteer your time, you can register here for future hay runs. Fuel for trucks, and meals and drinks for crew are covered or to donate, please click here.

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