A generous organic food donation has been made to the Goulburn Uniting Church to help feed the homeless and those in need.
Danielle Ghosn from Goulburn Organics generously donated the produce to Reverend Julie Furner on June 17.
Goulburn Organics is a cooperative not-for-profit group that supplies certified organic fruit, vegetables and groceries on a fortnightly basis to families in Goulburn. They recently decided to donate $450 of surplus funds to local charities. Part of this was a food donation to the Goulburn Uniting Church, who feed homeless people every morning. They also donated fruit to the PCYC.
Goulburn Organics was founded by Mrs Ghosn last year and is a buying group that supplies organic produce to families who are members of the group.
"It is not officially a co-op but it works like a co-op," Mrs Ghosn said.
Nearing the end of the financial year the group decided to donate some of the surplus funds to a charity.
"Knowing about how the Rev Furner was feeding the homeless every morning seemed like a lovely way to give back to the community," she said.
Mrs Ghosn said most of the donations to the church were from Organic suppliers, Eco-Farms and Back to Eden.
The produce includes lentils, kidney beans, tea and coffee as well as fruit and vegetables. The only non-organic produce were eggs and long-life milk.
Rev Furner began feeding the homeless after the Kennedy House closed down, five year's ago.
"The church has never had to ask for money as there are generous donations," Rev Furner said.
"We get food from Aldi and Trappers Bakery on a regular basis, which we share with Baptistcare and Anglicare when we have a surplus."
Rev Furner runs the free breakfasts every morning at the Wesley Centre in Goldsmith St between 7 and 8am for anybody that needs a meal.
They also supplied fruit for the PCYC for kid's lunches.