Brekkie for the homeless
A FREE breakfast to feed the hungry will be served up once a month in Bundaberg thanks to a local leading not-for-profit housing organisation and the Rapid Relief Team.
Regional Housing Limited has teamed up with the Rapid Relief Team to host a free Breakfast Stop, open to the homeless and others in need, the first Wednesday of every month.
A simple meal will make the day of the vulnerable in our community a little easier.
With some encouragement, direction and the right supports and assistance, people can improve their situation for the better.
Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett has thrown his support behind the Breakfast Stop and praised Regional Housing Limited on the initiative.
Mr Bennett said while it was difficult to accurately pinpoint the number of people who were currently homeless, the most recent data available revealed there were more than 600 people living rough in the wider Bundaberg region.
“Homelessness is a very serious issue Australia-wide, and sadly Bundaberg is no exception,” he said.
Homelessness is not a choice and can be the result of many social and economic factors, such as domestic violence, addictions, physical or mental health and loss of employment.
Mr Bennett applauded other local businesses for participating in the Breakfast Stop initiative, including Coral Coast Dental, which has donated preventative oral health care packages to be distributed on the day.
Roots Hair salon will also attend the Breakfast Stop and offer free haircuts to attendees.
“I encourage anyone experiencing difficulties to head on down to see the team at Regional Housing Limited, grab something to eat and chat to the experienced staff,” Mr Bennett said.
For more contact 1300 642 123.