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Lions Need For Feed combined with IGA deliver the Dairy Farmers Support Program.

AgBiz Assist is proud to be distributing the Need for Feed / IGA food vouchers to deserving clients throughout the region who are suffering as a result of climate and milk price challenges.

"...In the nearly 10 years since Need for Feed was started by the Lions Club it has operated all over Victoria, raising funds and delivering fodder for Fire, Flood and Drought relief.

Over the time most of the fodder distributed has come from farmers with a significant quantity donated by dairy farmers from Gippsland.

In December 2016 with the dairy farmers milk crisis affecting many who had been so generous to others we wanted to find a way to give back.

We entered into an arrangement with Michaels IGA stores in South Gippsland, to jointly fund food shopping vouchers to be distributed through the Rural Financial Counselling Service to farmers seekig help.

This arrangement was extended to the Goulurn Valley with the help of Fairleys IGA and the local Lions Clubs.

IGA Victoria liked the idea so much they upped the sponsorship to $100,000 to take the joint Lions / Need for Feed / IGA Dairy Farmer Support Program to all of Victoria.

With the support of Lions Clubs across Victoria $100,000 in additional funds have been raised to distribute in this way making the grand total to date of $200,000 all to make a difference to our struggling farmers ..."


Call 1300 834 775 to find out what assistance we may be able to provide you, or make an appointment with one of our experienced Rural Financial Counsellors.

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Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria - North East.

102 Hume Street

Wodonga VIC 3689

PHONE: 1300 834 775


FAX: (02) 6100 6123