$20k in groceries given to rural families: RACQ Foundation

As many rural families faced financial hardship, RACQ Foundation has teamed up with charity Drought Angels to deliver hundreds of grocery packs to those doing it tough in the bush, through its COVID-19 donation drive.

RACQ Foundation spokesperson Renee Smith said the organisation had worked with Drought Angels since 2016, with more than $150,000 committed to supporting this charity and its fantastic work throughout that time.

"Earlier this year, we had to postpone our Foundation Assistance Projects to regional communities due to COVID-19 restrictions,” Ms Smith said.

“While our team was incredibly disappointed they wouldn’t be able to physically get out into these communities, we found another way we could help those doing it tough. 

“This is why we donated $20,000 to Drought Angels to purchase grocery packs for families and individuals affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

"These packs will ensure communities experiencing hardship don’t have to go without in these difficult times. We're committed to helping Queensland through everything it faces - be it a natural disaster, storm, bushfire or pandemic, we're here for Queenslanders."

Drought Angels co-founder Natasha Johnson said rural families were under immense pressure following an ongoing drought, bushfires and now a pandemic. 

“Our team has been really busy finding ways to help rural communities get through the last few months,” Ms Johnson said. 

“It’s been tough to see the toll these challenges have had on families and small businesses in the outback, but donations like those from the RACQ Foundation have made a real difference. 

“We’ve been able to deliver grocery packs that will keep a family of four going for more than a week, full of the essentials that were difficult to access like toilet paper and pasta. If anyone is looking to donate and help those doing it tough, please visit our website today.”