A local family is doing their bit to support our community by helping families and single parents who are struggling to put food on the table access basic products that may otherwise go to waste.

A few times a week, Karren and her family are setting up her tables and a small gazebo in the front garden of their Cooloongup home and encouraging local residents to come along and pick up prepacked bags of bread rolls, loafs and the occasional sweet treat. On a number of occasions Karen and her daughter have gone to local supermarkets buying food and other essentials using their own money to help distraught and struggling families.

I dropped in today to meet Karren and her supporters. She says the response she’s received from local businesses has been great, but she is still finding herself turning people away because the demand far outstrips the supply. She has an arrangement in place to collect bread from a local supermarket a few times a week, but is on the lookout for other local businesses that can offer their support. It could be anything from food that can’t be sold because it’s past its use-by date or items such as canned goods that are slightly damaged, to professional services such as a lawn-mowing or handyman business who wouldn’t mind doing the occasional job for locals who can’t do it themselves due to disability etc.

If you are in a position to help, or in need of help yourself, contact me and I’ll put you in touch with Karren.



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