Ben Kirk collecting fresh produce from Bremer Tafe.
Ben Kirk collecting fresh produce from Bremer Tafe.

Fresh fruit and veg - for free!

BEN Kirk lost his rental home and many of his possessions in the floods but his family was able to feast on fresh fruit and vegetables at the weekend thanks to the generosity of strangers living more than 180 kilometres away.

Farmers from the Stanthorpe region sent the produce to Ipswich to be distributed to flood-affected people after hearing of the devastation.

Despite their own flooding woes, the growers wanted to do what they could to help Ipswich people.

Mr Kirk, 32, whose home at North Booval was submerged, was one of many Ipswich flood victims who accepted the donated food which was being handed out at the Bundamba Bremer Institute of Tafe.

The pastry chef said he was incredibly grateful for the box of fresh vegetables and fruit.

“It’s excellent; it’s a huge help,” Mr Kirk said.

Mr Kirk said he was living with his wife Laura and twin three-year-old boys Bailey and Conner at a friend’s house but the family did not know what they would do after a few weeks.

“I’m trying to look after my family,” he said.



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