Member for Barker Tony Pasin has visited the Sunset Community Kitchen to help out and congratulate the organisation on their recent volunteer grant of $2,800 from the Federal Government awarded in May this year.


The organisation received the grant to replace the small domestic sink and tap with a large deep commercial sink and spray tap assembly for the efficient washing of large pots and pans and washing vegetables.


“Volunteers freely give their time and skills to support others and will play a key role in communities over the next few months as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding recognises the sacrifices they make to help deliver vital services to those who need it most.”


“While the work of our volunteers may be unpaid it is certainly not unrecognised. From fighting bushfires, delivering food to vulnerable Australians in isolation and helping out with the weekend sport, they are all local champions.”


Nationally, volunteering has an estimated annual economic and social contribution of $290 billion.


“This grant of $2,800 is a small way we can say thank you and make the work of volunteers here at Sunset Kitchen a little bit easier,” Mr Pasin said.


Sunset Community Kitchen was also the recipient of a Federal Government Grant of $11,000 in 2018 through the Stronger Communities Program to upgrade the Kitchen including a new cool room.


“This is a great example of dedicated community organisation run by volunteers working together to achieve great community outcomes. I’m so pleased that Federal Government funding can also support this worthwhile community endeavour,” said Mr Pasin.


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