Hoteliers throughout the Hunter are contributing to drought relief charity Rural Aid through a pledge campaign called ‘Fork to Farm’.
Members of the Australian Hotels Association are hoping to raise more than $200,000 for struggling farmers through hotel pledges.
A number of hotels have already donated, including the Junction Hotel, Bull n’ Bush Medowie, and George Tavern Greenhills – who have pledged $5,000 each.
“Fork to Farm is unique in that many of our hoteliers have already pledged a percentage of meals sold to our struggling rural neighbours and organised fundraisers,” AHA’s Nikki Taylor said.
“By coming under one united banner we can pool our resources with hoteliers from all over NSW and together provide a significant contribution to those who are doing it tough.”
George Tavern hotelier Janine Redman said the venue will collect public donations.
“Any money raised from the Fork to Farm tins will be put toward our overall fundraising goal in addition our pledge of $5,000,” she said.
Hoteliers are encouraged to make a pledge before Thursday, August 9 and can do so by calling AHA membership liaison officer Jaimie Evans on 0477 660 253.