It's been filled with trials and tribulations, however for Sue-Ellen Wilkins, being involved in Tamworth's Doing It For Our Farmers has changed her life for the better.
In a post calling out for the best photos taken around the region, Ms Wilkins intimated that the group "wouldn't be here forever", however told the Leader there was still time, money, and need for them to continue.
But while things hang in the balance for them, they are getting ready for their third and maybe last photography competition.
"We are still getting monthly hampers out, we've been buying fresh stuff, and we are seeing the farmers starting to slowly get on their feet," Ms Wilkins said.
"Some have dropped off and have found their feet, but a few who not necessarily rely on us, but come in to have top ups when they need."
We are trying to capture the essence of the last three years - three years since May since started - as almost a way to let the city fold know that we are still here, that they can still donate.Sue-Ellen Wilkins
She said, overall, they still hand money to help, and things were definitely improving even if the "going to be slow".
"There was a bit of doom around just before Christmas when we didn't think we'd get rain. One farmer even had to start hand feeding up again.
"We've obviously had more rain, the atmosphere and mood is much better - we've come out of that."
But for some farmers, the social aspect of it was almost just as important, a shoulder to lean on when things got tough.
Ms Wilkins said one farmer had been living alone, and wasn't eligible for any of the government relief packages.
"He is such a sweet gentleman, he doesn't have any income, it's so unfair. It's stressful for me to know that if we close down, I don't know where he will go."
The competition, she said, was another way for farmers to connect, to reflect on the times that have been, and remember how far they've come.
"It's just a memory thing," she explained.
"We are trying to capture the essence of the last three years - three years since May since started - as almost a way to let the city fold know that we are still here, that they can still donate."
As the photos flood in, one thing that Ms Wilkins said she'd learned throughout her time in DIFOF, is the generosity of metropolitan people.
"I think the honest thing, if you don't know about it you can't do anything. I've been told this page has bridged that gap between what people know and think," she explained.
"I have learned that there is so much kindness out there, so much goodness and kindness. It's not what we've given the farmers, it's what we've been given to give the farmers. Hundreds of people from the city - this barrier between city and country, it is not there. People will do what they have to do if they know about it. If it is a barrier it is in knowledge.
"But when [farmers] are in trouble, the city folk are truly amazing people. We couldn't have done it with out them."
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