Bread is otherwise known as gold
BREAD is still as precious as gold in Maryborough, despite the arrival of several delivery trucks from Gympie yesterday.
The convoy was escorted through back routes by police, on the way north to restock towns suffering shortages.
But the trucks had been stuck by the side of the road south of Gympie for days, so any perishables like fruit, vegetables and milk did not make it through.
Foodworks manager Nick Henselheit said his store managed to get a delivery of mixed groceries including flour, toilet paper and pet food, but no bread.
“The Buttercup bread factory in Brisbane is under water, and their Burleigh factory can’t produce enough; Tip-Top still can’t get their bread through,” Mr Henselheit said.
“It could be a couple of days before we work out where it will come from.”
However, he said some fruit and vegetables were coming from Bundaberg, and the Maryborough distributor for Pauls Milk put in a heroic effort to fill Foodworks’ orders.
Maryborough IGA supervisor Michelle Kuhz said they received 12 pallets of mixed groceries yesterday, which staff would unpack overnight.
“We’re getting some milk through every morning and we get whatever bread the bakery can get us,” Ms Kuhz said.
Fraser Coast mayor Mick Kruger said further deliveries of bread and milk would be made through Emergency Management Queensland overnight.
“They’ve spoken with the national branches of Woolworths and Coles, and have arranged some supplies for affected areas,” Mr Kruger said.