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The Feeding the Hungry program

AS many Tasmanians settle in the comfort of their own home during winter, a group of volunteers is busy helping some of society’s most vulnerable people.

The Feeding the Hungry program is run every Sunday by the Salvation Army Hobart Corps, providing Hobart’s homeless with a warm meal and a friendly face.

Located at the Salvation Army Hobart Citadel, the program began in September last year and helps feed as many as 35 people a night.

"At that time there wasn’t anywhere in the CBD that the homeless could go to at the weekend for a meal,’’ said program co-ordinator David Radford.

An inviting spread of hamburgers, sausages, salads and homemade soup is provided by the Helping Hands Group from Kingston, South Hobart Butchery and by the volunteers from the Salvos.

"It’s very important to keep it going now we’ve got it up and running,’’ Mr Radford said.

It’s much appreciated by those who come. In fact, some of our regulars help us set tables and chairs before we roll out the food so they have a sense of purpose too.’’