Liberation Larder organiser Honu Dawson (left) and volunteer Wendy Jagger (right) help Michael O’Hagen with a bag of free groceries.
Liberation Larder organiser Honu Dawson (left) and volunteer Wendy Jagger (right) help Michael O’Hagen with a bag of free groceries.

Food galore at Larder launch

‘Overwhelming’ is how Buddhist nun Honu Dawson described the generosity of local businesses and individuals to the launch of ‘Liberation Larder’ in Byron Bay last Friday.
The larder, or food bank, has been set up by Honu in an effort to feed homeless people and families struggling to make ends meet.
“The amount and variety of food that has been donated here today is unbelievable,” she said.
“There are two huge tables stacked heap with breads, vegetables, fruit, pasta, pies, organic liquorice and honey, brie, yoghurt, tofu, meats, dried food and lots, lots more.
“I want to really thank Horizon Foods, Byron Bay Pies and all the individuals for their very generous donations.”
Honu said the larder was not just for homeless people, but anybody doing it tough.
She said everybody who came in would be given a bag of groceries in a large recyclable bag.
“We have already supplied six homeless kids and we hope more people will come along once they find out about us,” Honu said.
“No one will be turned away.
“I want Byron to set a benchmark for other towns.”
Honu said she would like to thank the volunteers who had turned up to help.
Liberation Larder will be held every Friday from 4pm to 6pm in the drop-in centre at the Byron Bay Community Centre.
If you can help donate food, call Honu on 0418483777 or email honudawson@mac.com

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