Greenwood: donated oven helps food charity

Steve Veness and Sylvia Taylor with Aaron Baker and the oven.
Steve Veness and Sylvia Taylor with Aaron Baker and the oven.

A HOME-BASED Greenwood charity can deliver more meals to homeless people in Perth, thanks to a recent donation.

United Sovereign People Australia (formerly United Citizens Australia) received an ex-bakery |industrial sized oven donated by Wangara business King Bins to assist in distributing home-cooked meals to people living on Perth streets.

King Bins owner Aaron Baker acquired the oven, which was removed during bakery upgrade and sought a charity that could benefit.

“I often receive unwanted equipment that’s in perfect working order,” he said. “Of course I’m going to do what’s right and pass these assets on to people and charities that can make use of them.

“Steve Veness and Sylvia Taylor from the organisation are working hard to change the lives of those on the street, so this was a perfect match.”

Ms Taylor said they relied on food, clothing and monetary donations.

“We’ve had some monetary donations to help out with purchasing groceries, most of the time though, it’s coming out of our own pocket,” she said.

“We urgently need donations of meat, fruit and vegetable supplies in order to continue putting smiles on the faces of our homeless people.”

Their ultimate goal is to purchase a property where they can provide disadvantaged people with food, shelter and teach them skills such as woodwork, metal work, fibreglass work and welding.

“Our main goal is to do far more to help the homeless and this gift will help us in our pursuit,” she said.

“We understand what we’re currently doing is like putting a Band-Aid on a broken leg, however it’s a good step in the right direction of gaining respect and trust of the homeless.”