Tak­ing a bite out of hunger

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWSFRONT - SHAUN McMANUS

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.

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