CDS worker John Mahoney, L'aquila owner Jenny Rossington and pastor Darryl Peters accept payment from Ewen Macpherson for the first suspended coffee.
CDS worker John Mahoney, L'aquila owner Jenny Rossington and pastor Darryl Peters accept payment from Ewen Macpherson for the first suspended coffee. Ella Archibald-Binge

Cafe offers cup of human kindness

FOR the next six months, your morning coffee from L'Aquila could provide a pick-me-up that has nothing to do with caffeine.

The popular local restaurant has joined the Suspended Coffee movement - a worldwide initiative designed to help community members who are doing it tough.

Every time you buy a coffee from L'Aquila, you have the option of purchasing another 'suspended coffee' that will be given to someone in need.

For every suspended coffee bought, L'Aquila will donate $2 to local charities CDS Foodbank and The Pantry - a ministry of the Stanthorpe Baptist Church.

Theses organisations will also be responsible for distributing the free coffee vouchers.

L'Aquila owner Jenny Rossington said she hoped locals would support the cause.

"I believe there is the potential of making a huge difference in Stanthorpe - even more than where this is happening in Brisbane," she said.

"We are a much smaller community that is more interconnected and tend to look after our neighbours.

"We are a great bunch of people who believe no-one should be left behind and that if a mate is down on his luck then we are here to help."

CDS worker John Mahoney said funds would go towards finding a house to care for young people dealing with "big struggles", while Pastor Darryl Peters said The Pantry was hoping to purchase a refrigerated van to transport produce from Brisbane to Stanthorpe.

If you are involved with a charity or service that can benefit from suspended coffees please contact Jenny at L'Aquila on 4681 0356.

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