Thursday, March 21, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Spreading Compassion In The Form Of A Free Meal

In the community hub of Sarina lies an all-in-one hospitality service called Roots, where coffee and meals are prepared by a tight-knit team, grounded in compassion.

The name of the restaurant represents sticking to your roots, creating connections and acknowledging where you came from to appreciate what you have; thus, the owners of the business have presented a selfless, kind act in an attempt to welcome those struggling financially, to enjoy a meal without the burden of monetary strain.

A poster on the window reads ‘If you are hungry and you have no money, these meals have been paid for in advance. Give a server the ticket and they will have the kitchen prepare your meal,’ followed by a handful of orders catering to all who are in need.

The honourable team at Roots were recognised via a Facebook post on a communal page where they then received numerous comments and messages from the public who were determined to keep the ‘pay it forward’ chain going.

“At Roots, we believe in giving back because we understand the importance of supporting each other.

“We're proud to be a part of a community that looks out for one another, and we encourage everyone to find ways, big or small, to give back.

“Your support in our outreach efforts is invaluable, and we're amazed by the genuine desire to make a positive impact in the community.

“Together, we can make a difference.”

Photo Credit: Roots. (Facebook)

Image of poster on the window of Roots Café & Restaurant

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