'We feed them because we care': Salvos help our firies
BETWEEN bacon and eggs for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch the firefighters in Wallangarra are being kept well sustained.
The food is thanks to a long-standing relationship between Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the Salvation Army Emergency Services.
Volunteers from the local Salvation Army have been feeding the fire-fighters breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack packs since last Thursday.
With firefighters coming in and out of Girraween National Park in all hours of the day, there's no real set lunch time. But thanks to extra equipment brought in from Brisbane the food stays warm or cold for them.
Dinner varies each night from lamb chops to diced beef, and with snack packs deployed throughout the day there's plenty of the food going around.
The Salvation Army Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management Coordinator Queensland Adam Cole said the Salvation Army did their best to purchase food from local businesses.
"We had the butcher in Stanthorpe look after us fairly well,” he said.
He said, although they appreciated the communities offers to make food, the best thing they could do was donate financially.
"It gives us more options and ensures we can use it all.”
Local business Go Vita has donated half a pallet of protein bars and drinks to the firefighters which will be used in their snack packs.
Mr Cole was grateful for the donation but asked any other businesses or individuals hoping to help to get in contact with Salvation Army first.
"We're just grateful that the community is being supportive of us as we try and support the firefighters.
"We just appreciative the little things businesses have already done for us.
"We feed them because we care and we just want to help them have a bit of a better day.”
Want to find out more about how you can help? Contact the Salvation Army on 4661 3617.