GIVING up a truck to transport pallets of food and water to drought-affected western Queensland was an easy decision for Libby Doyle.

Today, one of the trucks belonging to Avan RV CQ will start a 2000km journey west to deliver much-needed supplies for farming families in the lead-up to Christmas.

Libby's generosity came after radio station Sea FM put a call out for donations of water and non-perishable food items from local businesses for charity Aussie Helpers.

"We all know the farmers are in need," Libby said.

"We have to support our rural community as much as our city community.

"Hopefully, this small gesture brings (their problems) to public attention."

Sea FM's Todd Stevens said the campaign started after a call from Aussie Helpers, with a hope of bulk donations from local businesses to feed 500 families doing it tough.

And while businesses like Aussie Gold and PFD have donated generously, Todd was overwhelmed by the number of individuals wanting to make their own small donations.

Businesses across Central Queensland have nominated to become donation stations, where locals can drop off non-perishable food and other goods until close-of-business next Thursday.


Donation stations


Fort Knox Storage, 8 Waurn St, Kawana

Protector AlSafe, 4/155 Alma St

Rifen Marine Rockhampton, 10/12 Dooley St

Ian Weigh Toyota Rockhampton, 127 Denison St


Coal Train Yeppoon, 61 Queen St, Yeppoon

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