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Volunteers for soup kitchen flood in

MORE HELP: Volunteers are phoning to help out after Andy's Place secretary Delma Lovell feared that the vital service they provide will collapse. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
MORE HELP: Volunteers are phoning to help out after Andy's Place secretary Delma Lovell feared that the vital service they provide will collapse. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

A STORY in the NewsMail about the lack of volunteers threatening the survival of a Bundaberg soup kitchen has generated a flood of interest.
Andy's Place in Barolin St serves lunch on Monday and Fridays and a two-course meal on Wednesday evenings to Bundaberg's needy and lonely.
It serves 150-200 meals a week.
But the soup kitchen is staffed by volunteers and their number is dwindling.
Ideally, volunteers would work one shift a month, but were being asked to do four or five.
A story in the NewsMail seems to have changed that.
Judy Gallagher, a member of the Andy's Place management committee, said the phone had been going since the story appeared on Thursday.
Andy's Place had also featured on a TV news broadcast.
"It's been wonderful, we've had a lot of responses," she said.
Ms Gallagher said the number of calls from people interested in volunteering had been in the mid 30s.
"Now it's just a matter of sorting out who can work when, and doing up the roster," she said.
"Some will drop out, that's human nature.
"But with the numbers we've had call we should get a good build up."
 




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