Pastor and Community Compassion director Kerrod McQuaker is expecting to receive a large donation of clothing and furniture.
Pastor and Community Compassion director Kerrod McQuaker is expecting to receive a large donation of clothing and furniture. David Nielsen

Lion's Den welcomes flood victims

AN Ipswich food bank wants the city's residents to know its services are available to anyone who needs a hand.

Kerrod McQuaker, a pastor who set up The Lion's Den centre, said the service was especially important in the wake of recent floods.

The all-in-one food bank, drop-in centre and church offers cut-price food hampers for residents in the Ipswich community.

“At the moment we have a 300-person base, and about 60 per cent of them are flood victims who are receiving hampers,” Pastor McQuaker said.

“It's a way to help those people who are currently unable to support themselves.

“We just want people to know we are here and we're available.”

He said the not-for-profit self-funded food bank started in late November last year with volunteers keeping it staffed.

They currently run a worship service at 5pm on Sundays.

An op shop is also currently running at the centre, with donations of cash and goods for the op shop welcome.

The food bank is located at 1 Darling St, Woodend. For more information phone 3424 2690.



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