Byron community invited to a feast

A community feast will be held in Byron's Railway Park on Friday. (file pic)

A community feast will be held in Byron’s Railway Park on Saturday, December 19. (file pic)

The Byron Community Centre will be hosting a free community feast called Breaking Bread, to be held Saturday December 19 at Byron’s Railway Park, from 11am to 1.30pm.

Community Centre general manager Paul Spooner says, ‘This is a feast picnic for the whole community, providing free food to all who attend. The feast will be a celebration of the generosity and unity of our Byron Bay community.

‘At a time when the world has been rocked by terrorism and many are focused on the numerous challenges we face in our daily lives, the Byron Community Centre is facilitating people coming together in a peaceful, community cultural celebration.’

He says Breaking Bread is a way for all members of our community – rich, poor, young, old, resident or traveller – to share a meal together in the heart of Byron Bay.

‘The feast will be entirely based upon donations of food, entertainment and the hard work of many wonderful volunteers.

‘There is no cost for the food or entertainment provided. Everything for the feast is being provided by community donations.

‘Organisers only ask that people BYO knife, fork, plate and blanket to sit on.’

Support is needed from the community to make this event a true success, says Cr Spooner.

Support may include donations of food and non-alcoholic beverages, financial support, entertainers and/or cultural activities, food collectors with own cars, food preparation and serving volunteers, park beautification, table decoration, setup volunteers and food carriers for the community procession who will bring food from the Fletcher Street kitchen to the park in a big colourful parade.

Individuals and organisations are invited to get involved – email [email protected] or call Cr Spooner on 0434 771 510 for more. Any proceeds collected from the day will go towards the Byron Safety Net Appeal to ensure the continuation of our vital local food services, including Liberation Larder and the Byron Homeless Breakfast.


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