Turning five often heralds new horizons and the start of exciting times.
And that certainly seems to be the case for the Mullumbimby Food Box.
As the local food charity celebrates its fifth birthday, it is exploring a possible partnership with Qld food distributor Aratara Distributions.
The co-ordinator of Food Box, Gil Lomath, said she and others had recently visited one of Aratara’s outlets at Loganholme in Qld, with the company expressing the desire to lend a helping hand.
‘The outlet is very accessible from the motorway and now we’re looking at how to best freight the goods from there,’ Ms Lomath said.
‘We could then tap into some refrigerated items that would be available if suitable transport could be found.’
The Food Box also recently hosted the new executive general manager of Food Bank NSW, former NSW Opposition leader John Robertson.
‘John’s visit was a hands-on look at how together we can maintain a regular supply of essential food items and how we can best support Food Bank’s breakfast in schools program.’
Ms Lomath and the Food Box team hope Mr Robertson will return on February 15 to take part in their fifth birthday celebrations.
The festivities, to be held at the Mullumbimby Uniting Church from 9am till 11am, will include guest musicians including members of the Dustyesky men’s choir, morning tea and a sausage sizzle.
Groceries, free bread and vegetables will be available as usual.