Sherrill Weidenbohm raising donations of food items for drought-affected farmers

Helping hands: Port Macquarie's Sherrill Weidenbohm with some of the items donated for our drought-affected farmers. Photo: Ivan Sajko
Helping hands: Port Macquarie's Sherrill Weidenbohm with some of the items donated for our drought-affected farmers. Photo: Ivan Sajko

The outpouring of support for our drought-effected farmers doesn't look like letting up any time soon.

The latest to join the support is Port Macquarie's Sherrill Weidenbohm.

A Woolworths employee at Settlement City, Mrs Weidenbohm says she knows what it's like to be doing it tough.

"I've always been one for fundraising for people who are in need," she said.

"That can be organising raffles for the Variety Club or, like now, getting food parcels together for our farmers.

"We started just over a fortnight ago and the response from my regular customers has been wonderful.

"One gentleman, when I told him what I was doing, went back into the store and spent over $160 on groceries which he donated."

Mrs Weidenbohm said donations of tinned items such as spaghetti, flour, cereal, rice, women's toiletries and toothpaste, water and dog food have been welcomed.

"The response from my co-workers has been supportive but a huge thanks to all my customers," she said.

"Just one or two items can really help.

"I will keep raising donations for our farmers for as long as I can," she said.

Mrs Weidenbohm regularly packages the donated items and they are shipped to RedPoint - a distributor of engine products based in Kempsey.

The food packages are then transported to a stock and station agent in Tamworth who is helping coordinate the deliveries.

"The stock and station agent has a good understanding of where the donations are best sent," Mrs Weidenbohm added.

On their way: Some of the donated items on their way to Tamworth district farmers.

On their way: Some of the donated items on their way to Tamworth district farmers.

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