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Baker on a mission for bread

Bruce Moore with fully-stocked shelves at Bakers Delight yesterday.
Bruce Moore with fully-stocked shelves at Bakers Delight yesterday. Renee Pilcher

FEEDING the masses with loaves of bread during Gympie’s time of need was a proud 100 hours in the lives of baker Bruce Moore and his delight-ful team.

To keep up with demand during the flood crisis last week, the ovens at Bakers Delight were on around the clock to supply Gympie with the precious staple food.

It came as a surprise to bakers on Monday morning when customers formed a long line outside the Goldfields Plaza store and bought them out of loaves out as soon as the batches came out of the oven.

At that point, bakers knew they would need to keep baking and, soon enough, demand for bread increased when the major supermarkets ran out and supply trucks were unable to reach the stores.

They baked all day and into the night to keep up.

Head baker Luke Callahan said his bosses, Bruce and Cathy Moore, went above and beyond the call of duty by getting bread to a number of stores around town as well as providing ingredients to under-stocked bakeries.

“They were more than happy to supply almost anyone who called, even if we were short on the ingredients ourselves,” he said. “Bruce made three trips to Noosa via Kin Kin just to be able to get flour to town...without that300-plus bags of flour we would have been out on Monday, which would have crippled the entire town’s supply.”

Not only did Bakers Delight provide bread to Heilbronn’s 4 Square, Monkland Store, the 24-hour Caltex Service Station, Gingers, Victory and Mick-Fees general stores, they supplied Gympie Nursing Centre and hospital as well as SES volunteers.

“Staff did a fantastic job. They stepped up and worked really hard to get the bread out for people,” Mr Moore said.

Gympie Times


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