Free bread meeting need in the community

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Free bread at the Salvation Army store in Wanaka on Wednesdays is filling a need in the town.

The bread is provided by Countdown Queenstown and is provided through the Salvation Army’s Queenstown food bank.

“The Salvation Army’s philosophy is to help people and we are trying to find ways we can help the community,” store manager Amanda Hodge said.

“The bread is being really appreciated and people are so thankful. You don’t need to buy anything. It is free to anyone who comes in to get it.”

There was a great variety of bread donated by the supermarket, from bread sticks through to white and whole grain bread and specialty loaves.

“It was especially needed during ski season,” she said.

“We have people coming in looking to buy bedding who are living rough in their cars,” she said.

“Countdown are fantastic for doing this.”