This year marks a major milestone for The Breakfast Club Redcliffe as the charity organisation celebrates its 20th anniversary of providing meals and support to disadvantaged individuals and families on the Redcliffe Peninsula.
It all started on Christmas Day 2003 when co-founders Ros Thomsen and Daryl Passmore wanted to help fill gaps in community services by providing a free Christmas lunch. Seeing the tremendous need, they decided to expand into a daily breakfast service for those doing it tough.
Over the past two decades, The Breakfast Club has served over 1,000 free meals per month out of various locations including the Redcliffe Neighbourhood Centre, QCWA Hall, and Pensioners Hall.
Their work has grown from just breakfast to also providing emergency food parcels, an outreach van delivering food packs, and other assistance.
To celebrate the 20-year mark, a gala event will be held on February 10 at The Komo’s Waterview Room, featuring entertainment by Australian Idol finalist Levi X and guest speakers.
The event will honour all who have contributed to The Breakfast Club’s mission. A larger community celebration is also planned later this year when their new building opens.
The backbone of this organisation is its dedicated volunteers who give their time to shop, cook, serve, and provide friendly conversation to guests in need. Some are homeless, others struggling on low or fixed incomes, but all are welcomed.
For years, The Breakfast Club Redcliffe has done just that – feeding bodies and nourishing souls. Their work exemplifies the spirit of community caring.
The Breakfast Club Redcliffe’s story is one of compassion in action. Their humble beginnings serving Christmas lunch to fill a need has grown into an indispensable community institution. For two decades, through generosity of donors and volunteers, they have provided food, comfort, and care to the most vulnerable.