Streets ice cream sale raises thousands for farmers

Hundreds of boxes of Streets ice cream were sold in the Minto factory car park, with proceeds going to help drought-stricken farmers.

Hundreds of boxes of Streets ice cream were sold in the Minto factory car park, with proceeds going to help drought-stricken farmers.

Macarthur residents came out in droves to support farmers and pick themselves up a box or two of ice creams.

The Streets factory in Minto hosted an ice cream sale on Saturday, September 1.

All the proceeds from the event went to the Buy a Bale campaign.

A Unilever (the company that owns Streets) spokesman said Streets and locals raised more than $27,000.

“We were thrilled by the public response to the sale, with locals lining up to support the farmers throughout the day,” he said.

“We’d like to say a special thanks to all the Streets Minto employees who volunteered their time, and to the local Minto community for their outstanding support.”

Factory worker Charlie Turton came up with the idea of an ice cream sale to support drought-affected farmers.

“Over the past few months we have seen farmers in NSW suffering from widespread drought,” he said.

“Farming is so critical to regional communities, and being a country boy myself – born in the Riverina – I thought about how Streets could provide some form of assistance.

“I suggested we hold a car park sale with the funds donated to our farmers, and Unilever was very supportive of the idea, even donating additional home care products and planning additional fundraisers across their other Australian sites.”

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