Taking a bite out of hunger
PUTTING together 30,000 meals in three hours might seem like an impossible task, but with the help of a small army of volunteers, a Tasmanian restaurant and a charity hope to do just that.
Mexican restaurant Zambrero is teaming up with Foodbank Tasmania to put together the prepacked meals on October 14, and then hand them out to those in need. Organisers are hoping for more than 100 volunteers to help out on the day, who will form a production line to put together the meals.
Foodbank Tasmania chief executive director Edward Gauden said the “protein meals” would contain rice, vegetables and other products.
He said there was a real need for them.
“There are those people that haven’t got jobs [and] people are struggling to pay their bills,” Mr Gauden said.
Zambrero has bought most of the food to be packed, while some has been donated. The packing will occur from 11am to 2pm at the Derwent Park Zambrero, at 178 Main Rd.
Zambrero owner Stuart Churton said prospective volunteers could contact their local store to register their interest.