Dog Rescue Singleton have twenty two pallets of dry dog food set to be distributed across town and further north to drought affected areas.
Whole Earth Farms kindly donated a total of 68 pallets of close-dated dog food to Dog Rescue Newcastle who shared part of the bulk load with Socares Animal Facilities and other local animal groups.
The remainder will be distributed to local farming groups struggling from the drought.
CDM Logistics located at Beresfield have kindly stored the food for the past few weeks whilst Newcastle areas received their donations.
Now, the remaining 22 pallets have been loaded up on a Singleton Toll Truck who have kindly partnered with Dog Rescue to make sure the food is delivered to farming groups in desperate need.
"Toll Singleton have been fantastic. The Singleton Branch Manager Adam and fellow workers Jacob, Josh, Gavin and John are volunteering their weekend next month to deliver all of this food up North. It is very kind of them and we are beyond grateful" says Dog Rescue advocate Anne.
The Toll team will deliver to Coonabarabran farmers, Peat Hill farmers, NSW Public School Drought Aid Pantry and also Tamworth church group supporting farmers.
Dog and Rescue representative Anne Leggett says she hopes initiative helps take a bit of weight of struggling farmers shoulders.
"We are very lucky to have 22 pallets come to us and have Singleton Toll partner with us in helping distribute to farmers in need," says Anne.
"We hope it can ease a bit of the stress for some of our local struggling farmers in these tough times" she adds.
Lions Clubs at Denman and Tamworth have also got involved the help distribute the food as far as possible. Singleton Lions club representative and Toll Singleton Branch manager Adam Wallace says the initiative will not only be rewarding for the farmers but for the delivery team too.
"Toll Singleton were more than happy to jump on board to help where we can, it should be a rewarding weekend on the road and visiting these communities" says Adam.
It goes to show what can be achieved when businesses and groups in the community come together.Anne Legett