Friday, June 14, 2024

Community Hero – Generous baker goes above and beyond

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The man who runs the Bake Town Café at the shops opposite Howick Intermediate School gives out free food to pupils. Photo supplied

The Times is recognising the many wonderful people in our local east Auckland community who go out of their way to help others with our regular Community Hero award.

This week’s recipient is the amazing man who runs the Bake Town Café at the shops on Botany Road opposite Howick Intermediate School.

Ludene Lefevre sent us the following message about him on May 22:

“I would like to put forward this lovely little bakery and cafe for the Community Hero award.

“As I was waiting in the car park today, I witnessed this very generous man take out a wide selection of freshly-made sandwiches and rolls for the students passing by just on 3pm today.

“There were dozens of students passing by and choosing what they would like at no cost.

“I posted this onto the East Auckland Grapevine Facebook page and to my astonishment parents were commenting how this is an ongoing occurrence and how their children often enjoy their afterschool snacks from them.

“I am overwhelmed by their incredible act of generosity and love for our community.

“The gentleman in the photos gave his permission for me to take the photo and to post on Facebook, however a lovely lady suggested I forward this to you as they certainly meet the criteria.

“I wish them all the best and I hope they get the acknowledgement they deserve.

“It was so refreshing to see such a kind selfless act. It’s not something we get to see very often anymore.

“Thanking you kindly, Ludene Lefevre.”

If you know someone who’s doing amazing things in our community please email some information about them, with a photo, to

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