how we deliver impact
Thankful4Farmers has 3 areas of focus for delivering impact
Investment in research, technology and sustainable agricultural practises
Delivering services and solutions to address critical health and wellness needs
The Farming Community
Identify resources and infrastructure needed to enable communities to thrive and grow
thankful4farmers grant to Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal
Funding will be used specifically for the Networks to Build Drought Resilience and Drought Resilience Leaders, supporting remote, rural and regional communities to prepare for the impacts of drought.
The program will help people in agricultural communities to develop skills, participate in risk management planning, and foster projects that encourage connectedness and improve wellbeing.
It will also support small-scale infrastructure projects to make community facilities drought resilient to increase overall wellbeing and reduce social isolation.
We are working closely with the team at FRRR to develop measurement metrics to understand both short and long term impact of this initiative.
thankful4farmers grant to Soils for Life
Funding will be used to create an educational video that outlines;
the importance of soil for agriculture, the environment and the economy
the opportunity that exists in farming practices that regenerate soils and landscapes
the stories of the innovators who are already doing it
the story of how soil made it to the national agenda
and what we need to do now (ie harness national momentum to support farmers on the ground to do more than just stem the damage, but to learn from the innovators and actually repair soils and landscapes).
Measurement will include media metrics, school and industry engagement.
The Thankful Farmacy will help Australians access nutritious food for improved health outcomes.
Located in health care facilities, the Farmacy provides families facing food insecurity and also those suffering nutrition related illnesses, with access to groceries and fresh produce for their household all year round.
The Thankful Farmacy helps overcome the 3 barriers to good nutrition:
Affordability = price gap
Availability = distance gap
Acceptability = knowledge gap
To deliver Nutritious Food with Dignity
helping regional communities to thrive - the New GAP Year
We are excited to have launched the New GAP Year because many regional communities and businesses desperately need workers.
Thankful4Farmers Ambassador, Matt Moran hosted the NSW Deputy Premier, Paul Toole, the NSW Govt Skills and Training Minister, Geoff Lee and the Thankful4Farmers team at his farm to launch the New GAP Year.
We are partnering with the NSW Summer Skills program to offer thousands of free training courses for young Aussies who are sick of lock down and want to get outta town.
Giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, have an adventure of a lifetime and support regional and rural Australia.
farmers give back to the city
Thankful4Farmers wanted to help people in the city, who are doing it tough with recent lockdowns and who have helped farmers in tough times of drought, bushfires and floods.
Thankful4Farmers unified and organised its network of farmers, producers and companies to donate their produce to support local communities in Sydney and Melbourne.
More than 600 packs filled with fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, oats and coffee was delivered to those people struggling to get food on the tables and facing financial hardship caused by COVID-19 in Vic and NSW South Wales.
Thankful4Farmers is proud to be playing its part in unifying and organising farmers, producers and companies to deliver needed produce on to the tables of those struggling in the city at this time, and we are very thankful for the kind support of all those that have generously donated.
“The city comes to our aid when times are tough - in times of drought, fires and floods,” says Robert from his family-run farm on the east coast of NSW.
Robert Mackenzie, Macka’s Black Angus Beef
We are Thankful for product donations and support from the following organisations;
please donate to thankful4farmers
Your donation allows us to deliver real impact across technology, health & wellness and communities for farmers and rural communities.
Investing in research and technology to create sustainable transformational impact.
Delivering services and solutions to address critical health & wellness needs
Identifying resources and infrastructure needed to enable communities to thrive and grow.
our commitment to a better world
Thankful4Farmers is an initiative by Thankful. Thankful’s mission is to create a healthy and positive world.
Thankful is based on the science-backed principle that practicing gratitude increases overall individual happiness and can improve mental health & wellness.
The Thankful initiatives are designed to enable brands and consumers to engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to improve our world, now and for generations to come.
Our Thankful4Farmers Initiative focuses on delivering these SDG goals;