This week Local Member, Paul Toole visited the op shop food van to catch up with locals for a coffee, a meal and a talk with some of our locals.
Mr Toole said, “This was a great opportunity to be able to talk to those who may be less fortunate in our community and hear from them directly about their needs and aspirations across the local area”
Mr Toole said, “I heard of a number of stories near the campfire on fishing, travelling and life experiences.”
Cr Bobby Bourke said, “The response so far has been good. We’ve seen people from all walks of life visit the van for a feed and a yarn. It’s been a really good response especially with the van only being operational for a few weeks”
“This idea came about with Sister Michelle and Radwan [Jubarah] approaching me over 12 months ago about it. The meals will only be basic, but they are going to be very filling and will be provided free of charge.
Volunteer Sister Michelle said,”This is a safe place for those in need to fill their bellies. We’re providing free meals, warm beverages and a safe space for community members that otherwise might not have one. We’d like to welcome anyone who needs a meal to join us.”
The Op Shop provides meals every Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 5pm-7pm.
The Op-Shop is located on Lions Club Drive and is supported by a number of hard working volunteers.