23 October 2013
Mulloon Creek Natural Farms donates eggs to firefighters
Earlier this year, Mulloon Creek Natural Farms was thankful to our local Rural Fire Service who saved a number of properties along Hazeldell Road and controlled the spread of the Sand Hills fire near our free-range chicken operation at Duralla. The Blue Mountains fires in this past week have been a somber reminder for us to prepare for the summer ahead, and the importance of supporting the fire service volunteers who work tirelessly to fight bush fires and save lives and property.
Tony Coote decided to help with the Blue Mountains firefighting effort by donating 1,920 cartons or 23,040 eggs (with a market value just over $20,000) to help feed the firefighters and support crews at control centres from Mount Victoria to the Hawkesbury.
In collaboration with our transport partners, Peter Young Transport and Regional Transport, and our retailer, Harris Farm Markets, we were able to deliver the eggs from our farm in Bungendore to Katoomba where Colless Foods took over the distribution.
Speaking with Tom Colless of Colless Foods this morning, he's advised that a number of firefighting crews have now moved on and three control centres remain active. With a surplus of eggs in storage at Katoomba, they have shifted their focus from feeding to funding. They will be selling Mulloon Creek Natural Farms eggs at local fresh food markets and through Rotary stalls in Katoomba and Leura this weekend to raise funds for the recovery effort. These funds will be used to support the communities and families who have lost homes in the fire and need assistance to help them get back on their feet.
We would like to thank everyone who has helped make Tony's donation of Mulloon Creek Natural Farms eggs to the Blue Mountains fire effort possible, and the Rural Fire Service and other volunteer organisations who support our communities when it's most needed.
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