Hero baker braves treacherous floodwaters to deliver hundreds of loaves of bread by BOAT to a town stranded and running out of food
- Albert Vos of Al’s Bakehouse received order for 200 loaves of bread on Monday
- Order was for 1,568 residents stuck in King Creek due to the extreme floods
- Mr Vos, his wife Deborah and 11 employees baked the loaves within four hours
- They delivered the bread by boat across the creek with the help of fire brigade
A baker has been hailed a hero after delivering much-needed bread to a town cut off by the extreme floods plaguing eastern Australia.
Albert Vos, who runs Al’s Bakehouse with his wife Deborah, received a call about 10.30am on Monday for 200 loaves of bread.
Tim Walker made the desperate call on behalf of the 1,568 residents stuck in King Creek, a small town next to Port Macquarie.
Albert Vos, who runs Al’s Bakehouse with his wife Deborah, received a call about 10.30am on Monday for 200 loaves of bread (pictured: delivering the bread)
‘People couldn’t get into town, so that was our bit to do. That’s what it’s all about,’ Mr Vos told Port News.
Mr Vos, his wife, and their 11 employees got to work and by 2pm that day the loaves were ready to be delivered.
With 18 crates filled with bread, Mr Vos headed to the creek to begin the careful delivery by boat.
‘I went down in the van where the fire brigade met us, then we unloaded it onto the boat and watched them pull it across,’ he said.
‘They probably did three or four trips.’
Mr Vos revealed a total of 800 loaves were made on Monday, including the 200 for King Creek.
He explained that the orders fit into the ‘extra demand’ as there is ‘no bread around’.
Mr Vos, his wife and their 11 employees got to work and by 2pm that day the loaves were ready to be delivered (Pictured: the bakery)
The road into town has since reopened and residents are now able to leave to purchase products.
Mr Vos took to Facebook to thank the community for their patience with the bread delivery.
‘We could not have anticipated the amount of bread we needed and the amount of patience that was given to us,’ he wrote.
‘We were asked to make 200 loaves of bread to send on the supply boat to King Creek and we just made it in time!
‘Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the flood and we are glad we can help in any way.’