Buy local to help locals
WHEN a storm cell rolled through parts of the Bundaberg region - affecting Childers and the Cordalba area - no one really knew the extent of the damage.
But entire crops have been wiped out and local growers are faced now with the task of cleaning up and getting back into production.
The storm packed a huge punch with winds uprooting trees and snapping branches and the hail ripping apart produce destined for harvest.
It must be heartbreaking for these producers to see their hard work destroyed in a matter of minutes.
But like Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers executive officer Peter Hockings said, these growers are resilient people who will brush themselves off and start again.
And they should be commended for having this attitude when others may feel like giving up.
Whether people realise it or not, we need farmers and growers to keep this region alive and profitable.
As consumers we can play our part by supporting them by buying their local produce, especially when they've fallen on hard times.