Karma keg to provide for Ballarat Soup Bus' education program

Good karma: Beers poured from the 'karma keg' at this year's Ballarat Beer Festival will raise money for the Ballarat Soup Bus' education program. Picture: Lachlan Bence

Good karma: Beers poured from the 'karma keg' at this year's Ballarat Beer Festival will raise money for the Ballarat Soup Bus' education program. Picture: Lachlan Bence

Ballarat Soup Bus’ educational On Track Foundation is set to reap the rewards from a karma keg at this year’s Ballarat Beer Festival.

Proceeds from a keg, supplied by Brunswick’s Temple Brewing Company, go towards the program.

Ballarat Beer Festival director Ric Dexter said he expects the keg to raise in excess of $1000 and supply more than 150 beers at $6 per pot.

“We call it the karma keg, because it brings good karma to do charitable things,” Mr Dexter said.

“If it goes well, we will put another one on.”

Ballarat Soup Bus board member and co-ordinator Lorraine Gittings said the program puts six students through secondary schools.

“We know that 80 per cent who leave school before year nine will end up homeless,” she said.