Baked Relief helps feed flood-affected areas

(ABC Radio Brisbane: Terri Begley)
“We’re going to make sure everyone is fed; every tiny little bit goes a long way.”Baked Relief is also helping members of the Lismore community who have been affected by flooding.Details on how to donate and where drop-off locations are can be found at bakedrelief.org. “Getting this baked relief out there can really pick up their spirits and it makes a such a big difference to their life.”A full van of baked goods arrived at a drop-off point yesterday from the Graceville community along with handwritten notes.”When you see little notes from little girls it touches you and that’s the reality of a tragedy and a disaster,” Mr Naumovski said. Fruit cakes, biscuits, loaves and muffins are helping put smiles on the faces of people affected by floods in Logan and Beenleigh.Baked Relief is a network of home cooks motivated by kindness to bake goods and deliver them to people recovering from natural disasters.The group was founded by Danielle Crismani after the Brisbane floods in 2011 and now reactivates during times of disaster. External Link:

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Ovens have worked overtime throughout south-east Queensland this past week, with various community groups engaged to help distribute the many trays of cakes and biscuits.The Logan House Fire Support Network is just one of the groups that has been working around the clock since Friday getting food to those who need it. Photo:
Louie Naumovski (right) with another volunteer helping with Baked Relief efforts in Logan. Photo:
All baked items are delivered boxed and wrapped with ingredients listed. “We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do and this is about getting people back on their feet,” Louie Naumovski said. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Terri Begley)
“There’s total devastation out there but surprisingly people are doing their best.”We arrive with sweets and baked goods and it gives them food in their belly.”Mr Naumovski said the community spirit had been high despite the trying conditions.”When you get to a devastated house or street and you bring out all the goods, you just see the smiles on their faces.”There’s still pockets around Logan we can’t get to and we’ve been delivering till 7:00 at night.

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April 04, 2017 12:35:40

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Cakes, biscuits and slices are lined up to be delivered to homes affected in flooding.