IN the mid-1990s a group of Timboon farmers and truck drivers rallied together to take 110 truckloads of donated hay to drought-stricken communities in Queensland.
The group, part of the Timboon Lions Club, were one of the first to run a hay drive in the country.
Now almost three decades later, the same group will reunite to transport hay to the bushfire-ravaged northeast Victorian town of Corryong.
Club president Max Anderson said it would be an emotional reunion.
"Those who did the hay drive in the 90s they're all on board and coming again, save half a dozen who aren't with us anymore," he said.
"It's all about giving back, we were all affected here on Ash Wednesday and the St Patrick's Day fires, everyone has been on the receiving end and now we're paying it forward.
"Our hay drive was one of the first ever organised at the time
"We have about $10,000-worth of hay per truck load leaving for Corryong in February."
The club will be hosting a night with the Corryong community in partnership with the Corryong Lions Club.
A farmer himself, Mr Anderson knows the emotional toll that natural disasters have on those who live on the land.
"The night will be about getting together and talking, farmers often bottle things up and don't let it out," he said.
"The community was quite overwhelmed when we mentioned we wanted to put a night on for them and they kicked into gear to help make it happen."
The Victorian Farmers Federation said it would cover the cost of fuel for the journey.
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