VICTORIA Point Muffin Break owner Kim Hunter’s nearly nine-year campaign to donate leftover food to those in need has finally had a positive outcome, with Redlands MP Matt McEachan coordinating food relief with two local organisations.
A mother of five, Mrs Hunter said she hated to see the left over food go to waste at the end of the day and had spent years trying to get people or organisations with the appropriate facilities to take them.
“I’m so glad to have Matt, the CAGE Youth Foundation and Champions Support Services come on board and get our left over food out to the community,” Mrs Hunter said.
“Anything we can do to reduce wastage and help the community will have a positive impact and the more people that know what we’re doing the better, so they too can get the word out and more businesses come on board.
“We need to help the ones who fall through the gaps in our local area,” Mrs Hunter said.
CAGE Youth Foundation manager Angie Bowers said Mrs Hunter and Muffin Break’s generosity was hugely appreciated and the partnership would continue to help CAGE make a difference.
“This food will be given out to school children who have no breakfast or lunches, single mums in need and anyone in crisis care who has been referred to us,” Mrs Bowers said.
Champions Support Services (Ministry of Champions Church) Pastor Carol Brough said anything received for free was given for free and the food would help youth, Indigenous, homeless, rough sleepers and more.
“No one is turned away,” she said.
Mr McEachan said he was proud to have businesses like Muffin Break and organisations such as the CAGE and Champions Support Services in his electorate.
“It fills me with a sense of pride to see our local business owners working to create a sense of community within the Redlands by giving back,” Mr McEachan said.