Brumby’s Bakery has offered customers across the country the chance to give a helping hand this Christmas by partnering with volunteer-run charity the St Vincent de Paul Society.
Since early November, customers have been able to gift two freshly baked loaves of bread to the donation bank for distribution by St Vincent de Paul for just three dollars.
It’s the largest bread drive ever undertaken by Brumby’s Bakery.
Brumby’s Bakery general manager Shonnea Nicol said the group was hoping to donate thousands of loaves of bread those in need, just in time for the Christmas holiday season.
“Come late December, our bakers will add up the total number of loaves in our bread bank, resulting in what we are hoping will be thousands of loaves for St Vincent de Paul. A mixture of gift vouchers and freshly baked loaves will then be used in Vinnies Christmas hampers and food drives throughout Aussie communities,” she said.
St Vincent de Paul state president John Forrest said the generous donations of Brumby’s customers means many Australians will receive a special and unexpected gift these holidays.
“The rising costs of living makes it hard for families, singles and pensioners to make the budget stretch to cover rent, utilities, food, transport and even prescriptions,” he said.
“We would like to thank everyone at Brumby’s Bakery and the generous donors who will spare their extra change to support a person in need in their community.”