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RIP Darcy Goodwin

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Lismore locals are mourning the loss of an extraordinary humanitarian, Darcy Goodwin, the 82-year-old founder of the Five Loaves mobile soup kitchen.

Mr Goodwin, who himself lived in a caravan park, dedicated more than 20 years of his life to helping out the needy with hot meals, driving his mobile soup kitchen from South Lismore to Nimbin, Casino and Southern Cross University to help feed the hungry.

Mr Goodwin received many awards for his work including two Australia Day awards and a Centenary award.

He died of a suspected heart attack on Monday night.

Tributes have flowed for Mr Goodwin, who Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell says will be remembered for ‘his generosity of spirit – and of course his free food’.


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