Community keen to help sends Kingscliff bakery post viral
ALMOST 300 responded to a Kingscliff bakery social media post asking what the store should do with their excess bread rolls at the end of a day.
The Kingscliff Bakery Company, located in the shopping village at Pearl St, told customers on their timeline on Monday they were "saddened" by the wastage of baked goods on some days.
"The fact that we bake fresh bread overnight for the next day means that at the end of each day, any excess bread still on our shelves goes to waste," the post read.
"From our viewpoint, and the viewpoint of all of our staff, we are saddened to see this waste, when there are those in our community who struggle to feed themselves or their families."
The company asked if there was a charity to collect excess stock at the end of each business day or a school that could make toast with it in the mornings.
Some 248 shares and 100 comments later - some from as far afield as Geelong - and dozens of names and phone numbers of suitable charities were suggested, with one resident even offering to drive the deliveries.
"If you need help to have it delivered to Tweed I can do it (two to three) days a week," Belinda Harvey of Terranora said.
Kingscliff Bakery manager Allan Bellingham was unavailable for comment at time of print, but did write to respondents: "We'll be contacting the centre, and the other suggested organisations over the next few days, and I'll post what we come up with."