Monday, June 28, 2010

Save the World: Don't waste good bread.



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When I started teaching ESOL at Mt Albert Church, I often went to the office to do photocopying. The church has another outreach, the toy library.

On a table is a big box and a big bag of bread. They told me that someone in the church goes to Baker's Delight and collects the day old bread and the women who come to the toy library are invited to take a couple of bun, rolls for their lunch. After they have gone, and when there is left over, I take some too. My son loves the bread.

This is not unique to New Zealand. I remember reading the paper in Singapore. There was a group of expat men and women who do similar drives. Perhaps Alice and Jama might refresh me more.

Ka Pai and Paki Paki aka clap clap to these management.

Bakers Delight differs to other bakeries in that they bake all their products fresh everyday, so that bread is only ever sold on the day it was made.
Anything that is left over at the end of the day goes to charity. The Mt Eden Bakers Delight has a list of different charities that come to collect their leftover bread. These charities include Drug Auckland, Low Income Immigrant Families, Pacific Women’s Group and Methodist Mission Northern.

10 comments:

Dar said...

This reminds me of 'The Lord's Cubboard', where all but perishables are donated for the giving to the needy. It's a wonderful thing to share what otherwise would have gone to waste. During the fall harvest, a harvest fest is held for the same purpose, to share the bounty of our gardens, rather than putting the excess into the compost heap.
BlessYourHeart

wenn said...

melbourne was indeed very cold..btw, I have an award for u!

Jama said...

It's called Food from the Heart, founded by Austrian couple ,Henry and Christine Laimer. Volunteers collected unsold breads from bakeries and hotels and send them to the underprivileged families, charity homes....you can read more at: http://www.foodheart.org/index.php

M.Kate said...

I've never heard of such here but I think it is a brilliant idea. Feels good to being able to share :)

melandria said...

Thanks for the visit. I enjoy reading your post.

Ah Ngao said...

Ann,..over here in Malaysia,1 day bread they still sell it .if i going to start this charity move,i have to wait for the 3 day bread( stale by then).it's such a good charity move - really.

Pete said...

Ahhh, good charity!

Mumsy said...

This is a wonderful cause in helping hungry people. I don't see why the breads wouldn't be put to good use like this.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

This is a wonderful way of doing charity. I don't believe in wasting food either. There are so many suffering people out there and it is definitely not their fault contrary to what many people would like to think!!

Dora said...

Yes, we all should practise not to waste any food in fact!