Following Twin Towns’ closure last Sunday night, Executive Chef Lloyd Cremer has today emptied the last of the food from the club’s fridges and pantries, cooking up a storm to help feed the growing number of unemployed and disadvantaged people in the local community.
The food was collected by the Vibe Care Pantry, operated by the Vibe Church in Beryl Street at Tweed Heads. The Vibe Care Pantry also operates from a shopfront alongside the Salvation Army in 8th Avenue at Palm Beach.
Vibe Church Senior Pastor David Nahi said the Vibe Care Pantry provides free and low-cost food to people who are doing it tough.
“We were already flat out helping around 600 families on a regular basis, but that number has quadrupled, just in the past week.
“It’s a blessing for us to be able to give out free bread, fruit and vegetables. We also offer other food at a fraction of what it costs in the supermarkets.
“We can do this because of the generosity of the members at Vibe Church, as well as volunteers from the church and community who give up their valuable time to help out. These people are one in a million,” said Pastor Dave.
Twin Towns CEO Rob Smith said they were pleased to be able to pass on the leftover food to such a worthwhile cause.
“We have been involved with the Vibe Care Pantry for a number of years, after they reached out for financial assistance to purchase a truck for their food collections on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. The Twin Towns Services Community Foundation was happy to assist.
“The Vibe Care Pantry was the first call we made to help distribute the remaining food at the Club.
“We thought providing cooked meals for distribution was a great option, and we hope the locals enjoy some chef-prepared meals, straight from our kitchen to theirs.”
Twin Towns also sent around 300 litres of leftover milk from their fridges this morning to distribute from the Vibe Care Pantry.