October 6, 2017
Taabinga Rotary handed over the first of their cheques from the proceeds of this year’s Bookarama last week … a handy $1000 to the South Burnett Pantry in Kingaroy.
The Pantry provides an opportunity for people on low incomes to buy groceries at a subsidised price.
Every Friday about 75 of the region’s residents come along to take home the necessities of life.
They sign in, receive a number and wait until it is their turn to inspect what is on the shelves.
There are unemployed men and women, young couples, the elderly, pensioners, farmers and even some small business people.
They pay $40 for a weekly shop of meat, bread, fruit and vegetables, milk and eggs, frozen goods, dry goods, personal products and toiletries.
Taabinga Rotary secretary Kimberley McCullagh said the other groups which will be supported from this year’s Bookarama are AgForce Queensland, the Proston Men’s Shed and LifeFlight.