Need for Feed’s lofty goal to help fire-affected farmers

GREAT JOB: Seanchai Irish Bar owner Josh O'Dowd with Young Professionals Warrnambool representative Steve Aberline. The group is donating $1280.
GREAT JOB: Seanchai Irish Bar owner Josh O'Dowd with Young Professionals Warrnambool representative Steve Aberline. The group is donating $1280.

Need for Feed is well on its way to reaching a $20,000 goal to help provide fire-affected farmers fodder for their livestock.

Organiser Adam Meek said the group had gladly accepted a donation of more than $1000 this week. 

Warrnambool Young Professionals donated $1280 to Need For Feed after its successful sold-out trivia night at the Seanchai Irish Pub.

"We've set a goal of $20,000 which will go towards fuel for our trucks for future runs and also to purchase fodder for fire victims," Mr Meek said.

"The majority of it will go towards the south-west victims. We are well on the way towards the target of $20,000."

Mr Meek said there were more fundraisers coming up in the next couple of weeks. He said Need for Feed was started by one man with a truck.

"I got involved three years ago," he said.

“It flashed up on my Facebook and I thought I have a truck and I trailer and I can help. We've had one major hay run already for the south-west. We had 42 semi-loads and half-a-dozen cars with hay and supplies for the victims. It's a big community effort. I rang farming friends and they were down there within 24 hours."

He said Need for Feed were still looking for donations.

"We have a hay run coming up Saturday week," he said.

"We have a run going to Terang, Cobden and Penshurst. We can't forget about the Hawkesdale side. We will be meeting at the Camperdown saleyards at about 11am on Saturday morning. If anyone would like to come down they are more than welcome."