Next time you plan to eat out why not head to Wests to grab yourself a parma.
And while your at it, you can help a farmer.
Wests Group Macarthur is joining the Parma for a Farmer campaign to raise money for drought-stricken farmers.
During August, Wests will donate $1 from every chicken parmigiana and chicken schnitzel purchased at Wests League Club Campbelltown, Country Club Gledswood Hills, Lakeside Golf Club Camden and Wests Tennis Club.
The money will be donated to the Buy a Bale initiative.
Wests Group Macarthur executive officer Tony Mathew said the group aimed to raise enough money to purchase a full semi-trailer load of hay to help struggling farmers in NSW.
“Our struggling farmers are in need of financial and practical assistance,” he said.
“We are so happy that Wests Group Macarthur can help in some way, through the Parma for a Farmer campaign.
“Chicken parmigiana and chicken schnitzel is a favourite brasserie choices of Wests members and guests and we have no doubt this goal will be achieved.”
The Parma for a Farmer Campaign is gathering momentum as a way for clubs, pubs and restaurants across Australia to throw their support behind the Rural Aid initiative ‘Buy a Bale’.
Buy a Bale is supplying emergency feed for livestock in the worst-affected, drought-stricken areas of Australia.
“One semi-trailer load of hay can cost up to $10,000,” Mr Mathew said.
“That’s money that struggling farmers cannot continue to find on a weekly basis.
“The effects of the drought on farming families and country towns is devastating and there appears to be no end in sight.
“Significant financial assistance for our farmers is long overdue and now is the time to take action.
“Join your family and friends at Wests Group Macarthur venues in August and enjoy a delicious chicken parmi or chicken schnitzel and help us to help our Farmers.”
Charles Alder and his wife founded the Buy a Bale scheme to allow people to go online and buy a farmer a bale of hay.
The initiative has now provided more than 6000 donated bales to struggling farmers across Australia.
They also assist with providing water and food vouchers to affected farms as well as emotional and mental health support.