Tribute to David Woods and Wangi Bakehouse
2nd June 2020
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—The idea of wasting perfectly good beer is a bridge too far for many, especially for David Woods and the Wangi Bakehouse he co-owns. With the doors closing on all of the local pubs and clubs during the Covid-19 pandemic, and thousands of dollars' worth of beer left to waste in tapped kegs and lines, David decided to create and bake 'beer bread' and use the proceeds to support local charities. The beer- bread impressed the locals so much that 30 loaves a day were being snapped up every morning. Wangi RSL and Wangi Hotel both donated thousands of dollars worth of beer which could no longer be poured from the tapped kegs. Later, Toronto Workers Club and Toronto Country Club also stepped in to help with donations. In the end, David raised more than $2700 from selling the loaves which was distributed to Wangi Foodbank, Toronto Meals on Wheels, Wangi Scouts, Toronto Girl Guides, Awaba and Wangi RFS brigades. It was not only an ingenious idea, but I'm told the bread tasted superb. I congratulate and acknowledge David and all concerned with the effort.