Each year Australian farmers rely on overseas seasonal workers and backpackers to help harvest the fruit and vegetables that land on our plates. But COVID has closed our borders and Australia's fruit and vegetable farmers need seasonal workers to harvest their crops.
Without this workforce crops will be wasted, there'll be less on our shelves, prices may rise and next year’s harvest may be compromised.
That’s why Thankful4Farmers has launched Go And Pick – The New Gap Year calling on school leavers to create an alternative rite-of-passage by PickPacking their way around the country for the adventure of a lifetime, helping save the livelihoods of farmers facing unparalleled labour shortages as a result of COVID and helping put food on the tables of Aussie families.
Click here to start your PickPacking adventure.