WESTPAC Auburn staff and volunteers cooked up a storm outside the branch last Monday to raise funds for drought-affected farmers.

Branch manager David Nakfour said as well as cooking up about 30 kilos of donated sausages and about 20 kilos of onions for the sausage sizzle, tellers also accepted nearly $1,000 in donations from businesses on the Friday before the barbecue.

"We raised $2,520 altogether," he said.

"I want to thank everyone involved.

"It was fantastic to see the community come together. The level of generosity was amazing.

"A big thank you to the Gima Supermarket and Butchery, Hamka Butchers, and Safa Butchery who donated the sausages and onions. We also had a team from Barnardos Auburn supporting us on the day.

"At Westpac we take pride in being people always helping people. As part of this we are committed to supporting Australians currently impacted by the drought."

Mr Nakfour said the fund raised would go to the Salvation Army's Rural Services Program which offered a range of support to farmers and rural communities.

(This article was first published in localnewsplus.com.au)

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