Tracy Smith, Charmain Doran and Tegan Freeman from Supa IGA Warwick.
Tracy Smith, Charmain Doran and Tegan Freeman from Supa IGA Warwick. Georja Ryan

Grocer happy to help out in time of crisis

IN TIMES of need Southern Downs businesses are only too willing to lend a helping hand to those who need it most.

Supa IGA Warwick's staff were among the many who donated their time, goods and services to others as the flood roared through the region.

Owner Shane Smith said he was glad he could help.

"We donated about $500-$700 worth of goods to the evacuation centre at WIRAC," Mr Smith said.

They took in boxes of bananas, apples, biscuits and cakes and provided breakfast for evacuees on Tuesday morning.

"People support us in the community so we like to support others where we can," Mr Smith said.

"It's not for us, but about helping out the community."

The SES brought a load of milk over from the other side of the river to refill the empty shelves during the peak of the floods.

"A big thanks to Steve Mundy at the Dairy Farmers' depot because he even brought over the opposition's products," Mr Smith said.

Bakers at Supa IGA Warwick baked 24 hours a day and Mr Smith said it fresh bread went out the door as fast as they could bake it.



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