An SES boat brought food staples including bread and milk to Hinton residents yesterday.
Crews brought three cartons of bread and five cartons of milk that had been donated by the manager of Morpeth IGA Jason Bull.
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This is the first flood since Mr Bull bought the store and he wanted to lend a helping hand to the flood effort.
“I wanted to help them out, we have a lot of customers from Hinton and it’s our way of giving back to them,” he said.
SES volunteer Peter Sherwen praised Mr Bull’s generosity and said residents who had run out of bread and milk welcomed the donation.
Mr Sherwen said personal deliveries from the IGA were being made to ensure residents had what they needed.
Residents also received mail for the first time this week after it arrived on the flood boat.
Garbage collection services would have taken place today but have been postponed until the floodwaters recedes.
Port Stephens Council expected the collection could take place on Saturday, depending on the water levels.