In the news – PresCare provides a fresh start to those less fortunate

05 January 2015

While many were letting their hair down across the state, a team of PresCare volunteers gathered on New Year’s Eve to ensure several homeless and low-income people in Redcliffe started the year with a nutritious and hearty meal.

This is the second year running that we have partnered with the local community group The Breakfast Club in the hopes to provide a fresh start to many less fortunate. More than 100 people who are socially isolated, without a permanent home or struggling to feed themselves or their family were grateful for a place to come and enjoy a meal.

Steven Grey and his team from Contented Chef turned food generously donated by PFD Foods, Holco and GMW into a delicious three-course dinner which started with a warm bowl of tomato or beef soup with freshly baked bread. This was followed by honey-baked ham and roast turkey breast served with a selection of salads and potato bake, then puddings and custard for dessert.

Occasions like this are part of the CharityConnect program where PresCare supports local charities in their endeavours in the community. Chief Executive Officer, Greg Skelton said that at emotional times of the year, particularly like the transition to a new year, social connections are really important to give people a better sense of wellbeing.

“Providing an environment in which people can share a good quality and delicious meal is one way of keeping people connected to their communities and maintaining a sense of worth.”

The Breakfast Club has been providing meals to those in need in Redcliffe for the past nine years, providing around 350 meals a month.