Parma for a Farmer a big success

Published 6:00am 20 April 2024

Parma for a Farmer a big success
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Hungry locals who ordered a chicken parma at their local pub have helped raise much-needed funds for struggling farmers across the country. 

The Deception Bay Tavern and Albany Creek Tavern were two local venues who participated in the annual Parma for a Farmer fundraiser, contributing $575 to the cause.

Held every February, the month-long fundraiser sees $1 from every chicken parma sold at ALH Hotels across the country donated to Rural Aid.

This year a whopping $154,770 was raised nationwide, which will help farmers in regional Australia who are struggling to make ends meet purchase fodder for their hungry livestock, clean drinking water for their families, in-person mental health counselling, and direct financial support.

ALH Hotels General Manager Lukas McKay says the initiative has proven a huge success with an abundance of support from locals.

“The Moreton Bay community has been another valuable piece in the puzzle which has chipped in to help those farmers who need it most,” Lukas says.

“They have proven that local pubs, who serve as a lifeblood for the local community, can really bring people together - all while dining on our biggest selling food item across ALH Hotels nationwide.

“We are truly grateful for all the support we have received from the Moreton Bay community for making it the number one choice throughout February.”

Parma for a Farmer a big success

About Rural Aid

Rural Aid is Australia's most trusted rural charity, providing critical support to farmers affected by natural disasters through financial, wellbeing and fodder assistance. 

During the last financial year Rural Aid has provided $3.5 million to better the lives of Australian farmers.

This equates to more than 4000 bales of hay, 105 water tank deliveries and 1800 counselling session.

To donate, click here


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