Indigenous businesses join forces to feed communities hit hard by NSW floods
Indigenous businesses, Native Foodways and Meat Brothers, are rushing food and supplies to some of the 36,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people impacted by flooding in NSW, including many who have lost their homes still have no access to power or food.
"They are badly affected up there, like nothing I've ever had to deal with in my life," Corey, 40, tells SBS News.
"So this is a small sacrifice and a few heavy days' worth of work. But it’s nothing compared with what they're going through.
This week, Corey was busy loading food into a small white van for the long trip north, carrying 1,500 sausage rolls plus pies and drinks to Lismore.
"It is catastrophic around Lismore, and looks like an inland tsunami hit," says Native Foodways co-founder Lachlan McDaniel, 36.
"It is difficult to wrap your head around just how damaging this is to a community and how much effort is needed to clean up."
Through its Sydney business contacts, Native Foodways has raised thousands of dollars to finance Corey's food delivery.