Darcy Goodwin shovels gravel from the busted trailer.
Darcy Goodwin shovels gravel from the busted trailer.

Five Loaves trailer hits rock bottom

The Five Loaves Mobile Soup Kitchen is in need of a new trailer after one was damaged and vandalised last week.

Five Loaves volunteer Arthur McCann was taking the trailer full of crushed rock to an elderly lady’s house to do some work when the A-frame snapped.

He pulled over and waited for a tow truck that never arrived and was forced to leave the trailer by the side of the road.

When he came back to it after the long weekend, the trailer had been stripped of its wheels and there was also some damage to the cage.

Mr McCann has been a volunteer with Five Loaves for about 18 months and said the trailer is mostly used to transport furniture, but also building materials and rubbish removal.

Darcy Goodwin from Five Loaves was waiting for some other volunteers to help him remove the trailer on Tuesday but was instead helped by a passing good samaritan, Rick Nutt.

“When I saw it was Darcy I just pulled over to see what was going on because you never know, one day it might be me that needs a feed,” he said.

Rick had a ute full of tools and rope and the air of a man who knows exactly how to get a busted trailer on top of a working one. With some help from The Echo, that’s exactly what happened.

Darcy is now appealing to anyone in the community who has a trailer they no longer need to contact him on 6622 0318.


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