Liberation Larder is now so much a part of Byron’s landscape that it’s hard to believe it has been running for only four years and that founder Venerable Honu Dawson wasn’t sure how the community would respond to her initiative.
To help provide food needed for people who were struggling to make ends meet, Honu began visiting local businesses and industries – anyone who could help out with much-needed produce.
Now the Larder provides hot lunches, bags of fresh produce and emergency frozen meals to those in need in Byron Bay every Monday and Thursday from 12.30pm at the Community Centre Kitchen in Fletcher Street.
They serve up to 500 meals each week and there are 40 volunteers who rotate their duties. A small (voluntary) donation is requested for meals. Bags of fresh fruit and veg are also available for the needy.
Last week Byron mayor Simon Richardson paid a visit, and related his tales of sleeping rough to Gordona Grahovac, while long-term volunteers Alice Jarvis and Margot McQuaker are pictured behind.
Visit liberationlarder.org for more.