After the bush fires, many of the farm animals were dying for the lack of food in places stranded by the fires. We negotiated to pick up food that would go to waste on farm markets, and then we took it to a site in Goulburn. This food was picked up by the firefighters and taken to the animals in Peanut Funny Farm sanctuary, surrounding farms and place in strategic places for wild life.
We drove there twice a week, delivered over 5 tons of fresh food and 100 kg of dog food for the animals until there was no need anymore.
Start and End date: 05.02.11.2020 - 04.03.2020
1) To ensure animals from the communities affected by the bushfires would have access to fresh food when the fires were still surrounding the city.
2) To create and maintain effective partnerships with fruit markets distributors to gather waste food and redirect it to the farm and wild animals
3) Create and maintain effective partnership with local animal sanctuary and fire-fighters to ensure the food would get through the fire barrier and get to the animals;
Allocation of resources: In our case, the resources was our volunteer's time and the donated food. We would have to manage correctly, create rosters weekly, to make sure everyone were allocated to the right car-pools and tents and that everyone was having the support they needed.
By the end of the project we managed to:
1) Involve 10 volunteers;
2) We organized 5 missions to Goulburn;
3) We successfully created and built relationships with the partner organizations;
4) Organized, collected and delivered 5 tons of fresh food and 100kg of dog food.
This project is finished. And we really wish the animals don't face this situation again but, if it happens, we'll be there for them again.