Why generous Woolies shoppers are leaving with empty bags
A TREND that is turning tradition on its head has taken off at Warwick Woolworths, where shoppers are heading to the supermarket with bulging bags and leaving with a lighter load.
In a generous bid to spread the Christmas generosity, Woolies staff have set up a drop-off station for donations that will be delivered to farmers who have been affected by drought.
Deli manager Suzan O'Dea said it was inspiring to see so many people bringing in donations of food, toys and other non-perishable items.
"There is still farmers out there who are still struggling and no one really knows about it,” she said.
An initial delivery returned an outpouring of thanks to the Warwick community.
"Thank you very much ... our family live on a property north of Cunnamulla and we benefited from this appeal,” Evan and Belinda Parker wrote in a letter.
Miss O'Dea said the donation point, located at the front of Woolworths in Rose City Shoppingworld would be open until December 19.
"We just wanted to keep the momentum going,” she said.
"It is great to see so many people coming in and donating over the past couple of months.”