Luke Bain is a 12 year old autistic boy whose family uses Marmite, a strong-flavored spread made from yeast, to hide the taste of his medications. When the factory that makes the spread in New Zealand was damaged in an earthquake, production halted. Luke's mother Sharon managed to find a few jars, but was panicking when it was announced that the factory would not be able to produce more Marmite until November.
People had contacted her offering Marmite and also left some in her letterbox.
"It's just awesome."
She believed she would have sufficient Marmite to last until stocks were back to normal and enough to help other people in similar situations.
Through her work at Autism New Zealand, she knew of other children who used Marmite to administer medication and she would send a supply to the organisation to distribute.