The remote Aboriginal community of Burringurrah is 443km from Carnarvon, 280km of this is unsealed roads. Meaning that every time there is a large downpour of rain, they are stuck in the community with no way of getting basic food supplies.
Rob Gibson from the Department of Communities organized with the Food Bank to provide an emergency supply of 100 food parcels for future road closures, which are to be stored at the Courthouse. Unfortunately, there was no budget for transport, so there was no way of getting the food parcels delivered out to Burringurrah.
Rob approached Real Futures Regional Manager Sean Challis for help, as Sean drives out to the community on a regular basis. The other problem being that the food parcels still needed to be picked up from the Geraldton Food Bank depot.
Sean offered his time and said he would do the 960km round trip and pick them up personally, this also meant that the parcels would only have to be loaded once and not double handed.
The food parcels were delivered just in time as rain fell on the community the very night Sean and the local community police officers unloaded the parcels into the Courthouse.
A BIG thank you to Rod Gibson from the Department of Communities, the Food Bank and our very own Sean Challis for all your help making sure that the community of Burringurrah had supplies.