Homelessness – RCC “Urban Pantry”
The Redland Community Centre’s purpose has always been to support people in need with dignity and respect. Did you know that there are over 20,000 Queenslanders, including Redlanders, without a place to call home? The Centre has provided assistance to the homeless since 1999. In the last financial year Redland Community Centre directly assisted over 400 of Redland’s homeless with food, bedding, information and referrals; however it was felt we could take our level of assistance one step further. The Centre partnered with Night Ninja’s to take our service to the streets.
The ‘Urban Pantry’ project has enabled support to be directed to those in need on the street and provides immediate relief. A group of Centre volunteers recently teamed up with the Ninja’s to deliver a hot dinner for the homeless in Cleveland. Homemade pumpkin soup and a sausage sizzle was provided free of charge and according to Night Ninja’s it was the biggest homeless dinner to date.
As part of the support provided on the night Footprints Capalaba kindly donated bags of jumpers, track pants and jackets. A very big thank you to Footprints and the Redland community for getting behind the Centre and the homeless cause. The Redland Community Centre looks forward to continuing to support the homeless, partner with other like-minded organisations and provide daily assistance