A Melbourne police station providing free toilet paper to those who might be missing out has had to step back from its offer.
Warrandyte Police Station, in the city’s north east, had retained a small supply of toilet paper from a local IGA for people with restricted mobility or disabilities who may be caught short.
But in a post on Facebook earlier today, police explained they were no longer able to “fulfill this ‘Roll'”.
“We do however ask everyone when shopping to consider those persons that have reduced mobility in our neighbourhood,” the post went on.
“If you are in need or know of someone with welfare needs, Victoria Police can provide referrals to agencies best suited to help.”
“There are people in this community that are not mobile enough to go from store to store to find toilet paper,” Warrandyte Police said in their original offer on Facebook.
Police encouraged people to use the code word “cupcake” if they needed toilet paper, but were too embarrassed to ask for it.
“If you are in dire need or know someone who is, please drop in and collect a roll or two,” the post read.
“If you come into Warrandyte Police Station and ask for a ‘cupcake’ or two – we will know what you mean.
“We simply ask for a smile in return.”
The station was also accepting “cupcake” donations from those who may have hoarded too many rolls.