When a load of fresh meat, and another of Easter eggs, were made available recently to charity Love Soup Hibiscus Coast, initially they were unable to get their hands on this much needed food bounty.
The organisation, which is an essential service, is delivering food parcels to people in need during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Mad Butcher’s head office offered meat, and The Warehouse Easter eggs, that they are not able to sell due to the lockdown closures of their businesses.
Love Soup director Julie King contacted local Labour list MP Marja Lubeck.
“As the companies were listed as ‘non-essential’, Julie wanted to get both clarity and and authority to access the donated products,” Marja says.
Marja was able to arrange a letter that gives Love Soup permission to access the food for distribution in its food parcels.
Currently, Julie says Love Soup is on the lookout for dry goods to go with all the perishable food that the organisation now has.