Aid coming from far and wide

Meaty boost: Mortlake Deli Fresh Cafe deli supervisor Alissa McSween is encouraging hungry road users and Mortlake residents to support the ‘Lift the Burden with a Burger’ campaign, with part of the proceeds from burgers purchased at the shop contributing to the ‘Buy a Bale’ cause to help drought-affected farmers in New South Wales.

SUPPORT for drought-affected farmers from New South Wales has continued to come from the Mortlake community.

The Mortlake Deli Fresh Cafe has joined recent initiatives such as the ‘Parma for a Farmer’ cause in creating its ‘Lift the Burden with a Burger’ drive.

Owner Peter Thulborn said the program would allow locals to directly support those in need.

“Most people want to help, but often don’t know how,” he said.

“It’s the least we can do.”

The fundraising cause will contribute $1 for every regular burger purchased and $2.50 per every ‘lot’ or special burger towards Rural Aid’s ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign.

Mr Thulborn said the business had registered with Rural Aid and initial talks had begun to get other burger businesses on board.

“Everyone is embracing it,” he said.

“We had a very good response through social media.”

Mr Thulborn said the drive would remain open while farmers were still in need of support.

“We’ll just keep it going,” he said.

Any donations beyond the ‘Lift the Burden with a Burger’ campaign were also welcome.

For more information about the ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign or to contribute to the cause directly, visit or phone 1300 327 624.

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