The team at Delta Agribusiness Narrabri has come up with a great way to get people out of their normal routine by offering a free sausage sizzle and cold drink every Friday.

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The idea came from experienced team member Arthur Miskle to give back to the people in the community who are in need.

The team at Delta Ag all got on board with the generous idea with everyone playing their part.

Delta Ag branch manager Pat Lash said that everyone is feeling the full effects of the drought so the team felt like it was only right to give back.

“Well I think everyone is hurting at the moment,” he said.

“Even the retailers are hurting as well.

“I really believe the guys in the store needed it as much as the farmers that are coming in.

“And it is the more the merrier, so whether it is townspeople or other people just having a rough time.”

Mr Lash said it is more about helping people break cycles and get off the farm or out of the house even just to chat with someone and meet new people.

“There’s sometimes just not much else to do,” he said.

“If you’re on the farm you’re just doing the same old repetitive thing day in, day out.

“And hopefully we can just give them a bit of a break.

“We want people to just come in and get comfortable, kick their feet up, crack a can.

“It’s just about all we can ask for.”

The Narrabri store’s generosity has travelled to other stores.

“We’ve had some really positive feedback from a lot of growers around the area which is great,” said Mr Lash.

“People replying to our emails telling us what a great initiative it is and it is a good time to be doing it.

“Our Goondiwindi store has actually taken up the mantel and has decided it is going to do the exact same thing.

“The best case would be if it became contagious and everyone started having a Friday go-slow.

“There’s enough time in the rest of the week.”

Delta Ag’s barbecues began last week and will run up until Friday, December 20 at the Narrabri store in the Narrabri commercial estate.