Reanna Sanders

Founder of Auntys Free Feeds

NTNomineeLocal Hero2021

Each week, Palmerston mother Reanna Sanders serves more than 100 free meals to local people in need.

Having once been in a position where she needed help herself, she started Auntys Free Feeds, serving up home-made food every Sunday in the Palmerston pool carpark.

Reanna’s excitement and enthusiasm for the work inspires volunteers and donations. Auntys Free Feeds is supported by a small group of volunteers who assist by cooking and bringing along additional meals. This helps ensure that the meals can go ahead every week, even if she is unable to go herself.

What started as just meals is now expanding to help meet the broader needs of disadvantaged people within the community. Reanna now also provides warm clothes, blankets and other essential items to the people who come to be fed.

Her community involvement and desire to help the less fortunate are providing a valuable service for those who need it most.