Mosgiel Community Foodbank co-ordinator Michelle Kerr is
disappointed after people broke in for a late-night feed.
Photo by Craig Baxter.
Thieves with a penchant for curry and chocolate smashed
their way into a Mosgiel foodbank on Wednesday night.
Michelle Kerr cannot understand it.
The Mosgiel Community Foodbank co-ordinator stood yesterday
under a sign reading ''God Loves You'', as she pointed out
the door which had been jemmied open, and where chocolate
flakes and cookie crumbs littered the floor.
''If these people were hungry they only need to come through
our open door,'' Mrs Kerr said.
''We will give them food and we won't ask questions.''
Now the foodbank was left with a bill of several hundred
In the adjacent hall she showed a roasting pan left soaking
in the kitchen sink, following an apparent late-night meal of
what appeared to be curried sausages.
The offenders might have worked up an appetite after playing
with a nearby organ.
Mrs Kerr said the break-in on Wednesday night was a setback
for the foodbank, which was always well supported by the
''Our community will not be impressed; we have the most
supportive fantastic community.''
Constable Tim Coudret, of Mosgiel, said it appeared ''very
hungry'' youths might have been involved.
''It is just disgusting someone would break in to a voluntary
organisation that does such a wonderful job for the greater
Mosgiel community,'' Const Coudret said.
Police were following a number of inquiries.