Every week the owners of Dulwich Hill Fruit Market, Mehmet and Vilma, donate leftover fresh produce to the Medal Mission Team and the Acts of Kindness Community Outreach for their homelessness night.
Dulwich Hill Fruit Market has been a fixture in the community for over 20 years.
Thanks to its loyal local customers, the owners are able to donate fresh fruit weekly, providing free meals to those sleeping rough.
Every night in Australia more than 116,000 people are homeless. Throughout the pandemic we have seen the generosity of the inner west community with community pantries popping up around the neighbourhood and local charities conducting food drives to ensure that no‑one has gone without. I thank Mehmet and Vilma for their ongoing support of some of the most vulnerable in our community.
In fact, Medal Mission's Paul Shiel commended them for their generosity, stating that it makes such a difference to have them and their kind acts of generosity. I thank all those inner westies who are shopping locally and supporting those charitable endeavours.