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MFB raises dough for those in knead

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29 Dec 2017
MFB’s sixth annual Christmas Bake Off has raised vital funds to feed Melburnians experiencing homelessness and disadvantage this festive season.

With the Firefighter’s Charity Fund matching the funds raised, a total of $4835.50 provided 960 three-course meals for less fortunate people on Christmas Day.

The bake off has been an MFB tradition since 2011, and includes morning teas, lunches and other fundraisers at fire stations across Melbourne.

“What started as a casual morning tea in the office now brings MFB employees together across the city,” MFB Acting Chief Officer David Bruce said.

“Over the past five years we’ve raised more than $7,000 and covered the cost of more than 1,400 three-course dinners for people who would have otherwise gone hungry.”

Sacred Heart Mission’s Andy Grant thanked MFB and Firefighter’s Charity Fund for their ongoing support.

"Sacred Heart Mission goes to great lengths to make Christmas a special day for everyone. This generous donation is greatly received and comes at a time that can be difficult time for the more than 21,000 Victorians living on the streets,” he said.

"People’s tax deductible donations help keep our essential services operating and to continue to grow and innovate, offering greater choices and service access to some of the most disadvantaged members of our community."

MFB would like to thank the dozens of staff who supported this important cause and baked tasty treats to share with their colleagues.

Find out how you can make a tax deductible donation to Sacred Heart Mission or call 1800 4 HEART (43278). 

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