Cheesy char­ity fundraiser

The Tribune (NZ) - - CONVERSATIONS - GE­OR­GIA FOR­RESTER

Palmer­ston North’s iconic free food store Just Zilch has turned to a quintessen­tially Kiwi com­fort food in its time of need.

Store founder Rebecca Cul­ver is sell­ing cheese rolls as a fundraiser for the food store.

The money raised would help with the on­go­ing costs of the char­ity, such as power, petrol and pa­per bags, Cul­ver said.

‘‘Peo­ple love them. All the South Is­lan­ders here need to get in on this.’’

Cheese rolls afi­ciona­dos can get their fix by vis­it­ing the Just Zilch store on Feather­ston St, or con­tact­ing the char­ity’s Face­book page.

Those not yet au fait with what is pri­mar­ily a deep south­ern del­i­cacy orig­i­nat­ing in South­land and Otago, were also in­vited to tickle their taste­buds.

The main in­gre­di­ents were slices of bread rolled around a fill­ing of grated cheese, and some- times other savoury flavours, which was then lightly toasted.

The rolls cost $10 for 18 rolls, and fol­low­ing a big ‘‘roll up’’ event on Au­gust 26 and 27, bags of un­cooked rolls will be avail­able to be picked up from Just Zilch, or de­liv­ered by volunteers.

For the last six years Just Zilch had op­er­ated as a vol­un­teer-run char­ity that do­nated food and some­times other gro­cery items on a non-judge­men­tal ba­sis to those in need.

At the same time, its con­nec­tions with peo­ple in the food in­dus­try en­sured that large amounts of per­fectly good leftover food were kept out of land­fill.

‘‘Peo­ple love them. All the South Is­lan­ders here need to get in on this.’’ Rebecca Cul­ver Just Zilch

PHOTO: GE­OR­GIA FOR­RESTER/STUFF

Just Zilch founder Rebecca Cul­ver is sell­ing cheese rolls for as a fundraiser for the food store char­ity.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.