Donations of food are a good start

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Rosalyn O'Connor and Goodstart Early Learning Centre assistant director Belinda Lees.
Camera IconRosalyn O'Connor and Goodstart Early Learning Centre assistant director Belinda Lees. Credit: Callum Hunter

Goodstart Early Learning Centre has partnered with Free Meals With Love founder Roslyn O’Connor to reduce food waste and give back to the community.

Centre assistant director Belinda Lees said giving back to the community was important and something had to be done with the excess food.

“We prepare all the meals here on premises in a food-safe registered kitchen,” she said.

“We found we were throwing a lot of scraps out or sending them home with staff, so it’s a perfect opportunity to freeze it and donate back to the people in the community who need it.”

Mrs O’Connor established the Free Meals With Love Facebook group in November 2016 to do her part in supporting the needs of Bunbury’s underprivileged.

“This has made a huge difference,” she said.

“I can’t keep up with demand on my own so people donating helps me help others.

“With the amount of stuff I’ve had from Goodstart, it’s helped me so much.”

Miss Lees said parents had been asking if they could make contributions specifically to the cause.

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