$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.”


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 is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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