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