Vinnies NSW is calling on coffee lovers, while ordering their favourite beverage, to donate the cost of that coffee to help improve the lives of those living in poverty during Anti-Poverty Week.
From October 15 – 21, coffee shops across the state are supporting the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW’s ‘Cost of a Coffee’ appeal.
The participating cafes in Parkes are:
- French Taste Bakery
- Pink Orchid Café
- Wholesome Blended Health Foods
- Swan Café
- Paragon Café
- Parkes Coffee Pot
- Smeaton’s Bakery
- Cooke Park Takeaway
- Johnson’s Bakery
Trundle stores and Coffee Locations also participating are:
- Trundle Foodstore
- Trundle Hotel
- Trundle Services and Citizens Club
Across Australia around 2.9 million people are living below the poverty line, struggling to make ends meet.
Every night over 100,000 people experiencing homelessness are sleeping in unsuitable conditions.
Sadly these numbers are growing.
Vinnies NSW CEO Jack de Groot said homelessness and poverty isn’t just about those who are visibly struggling on the streets.
“It also affects women fleeing domestic violence and living in hostels, children whose parents are living in a car, those suffering from ongoing health problems, and many more,” he said.
“Many of our services assist people struggling to make ends meet, with the goal to lift people out of poverty.
“So I encourage everyone to visit their participating coffee shops and donate, as the cost of just one coffee can go towards our services and make a real difference to someone’s life.”
To share your support, take a photo of your coffee in front of the Cost of a Coffee poster and use #forthecostofacoffee or tag @vinniesnsw.