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$100k in food donated to Gold Coast charity helping the homeless

After running out of food and appealing for donations, the volunteers at Rosies – a non-profit organisation helping desperate families and the homeless on the Gold Coast – have been inundated with over $100,000 in donations.

Co-Ordinator Wendy Coe yesterday told myGC they urgently needed to re-stock their supply if they were to continue feeding desperate Gold Coasters.

“We’re just being overrun at the moment with families and individuals who need our help.” she said. “We now have almost no food left. All we have is some baked beans, about 8 tins of food and some pasta – that’s it.”


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Today, the organisation – located across from the Southport Courthouse on the corner of Davenport Street – received tens of thousands of dollars worth of food donated from caring Gold Coasters.

A spokesperson for the charity said the food donated should be enough to last them for at least another six months.

“(we are) overwhelmed with the generosity of friends and strangers alike,” a spokesperson said in a statement on Facebook.

“Today, we had a massive food drive organised by Cross Promotions International and advertised in the Gold Coast Bulletin and on 1029 Hot Tomato (and) we estimate that donations total over $100,000.

This morning our cupboards were bare and now, through the spirit of giving shown by the Gold Coast, we have enough to last six months.”

Jaydan Duck
Jaydan is a full-time Digital News Producer and Social Media Content Coordinator at myGC.com.au. At 17 years young, he was appointed Managing Editor of his local newspaper, the Junee Southern Cross. Since then, he has gone on to work as a Journalist and Content Producer in newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland and has founded a number of highly-engaging social media channels and digital news sharing networks. With almost ten years experience in both print and digital media, he has developed a passion for reporting the news as it breaks and is committed to working around-the-clock to ensure the best coverage during major events.