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The annual statistics for Liberation Larder are out, and highlight the growing need from disadvantaged members of our community.

The volunteer charity provides delicious and nutritious meals from the Byron Bay Community Centre and demand was up 10 per cent on last year.

The Larder aims to ‘rescue good food that would otherwise end up in landfill and make sure this food reaches people who need it.’

Liberation Larder’s Helen Hamilton says, ‘In the last year, a total of 28,517 meals – or 548 meals per week – were provided.’

‘This includes breakfast, lunch and emergency meals – which represents a ten per cent increase on the previous year.’

Monday dinners

A new Monday dinner service has been announced, which will replace lunch.

Ms Hamilton says it will be served from 5.30pm to 6pm at the Fletcher Street entrance to the Byron Bay Community Centre.

Ms Hamilton says, ‘Larder decided to offer a dinner to reach out to people in need who might not be able to access our current breakfast and lunch service.’

‘Breakfast and produce will still be available and Thursdays will remain the same. The Larder will be open as usual during the Christmas/New Year period.’

If you would like to volunteer to help prepare and serve meals then clean up, please contact Helen Hamilton on 0439 409 655 or via www.liberationlarder.org and Facebook.

Liberation Larder has charitable status. Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.


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