Member for Barker Tony Pasin is proud to deliver volunteer grants to volunteers and their organisations in Barker to support the crucial role that they play within our community as Australia moves forward out of the pandemic.

Mr Pasin said Sunset Community Kitchen received a grant of $2,499 through the Volunteer Grant Program.

“The Sunset Community Kitchen is a not-for-profit organisation, who cook and supply meals to the local community two nights a week.”

“This grant has enabled the Sunset Community Kitchen to purchase more energy efficient fridge and freezers.”

Sunset Community Kitchen Maree Thompson said it was very exciting for the Sunset Community Kitchen to receive this grant to replace their ageing and unreliable fridge and Freezers.

“Without this grant we would have had to use some money from our own operating funds which as a not-for-profit organisation that would have put pressure on our finances.”

“This is not the only time that Tony Pasin has assisted us with grant funds for much needed equipment and we are extremely grateful to Tony and the Federal Government for the opportunity to be assisted in this way.” Ms Thompson said.

“The recent purchase of a solar battery was another purchase that we were able to make with Tony’s help.” Ms Thompson said.

“In my role as the Member for Barker I have seen the impact volunteering makes in communities throughout the electorate and I’m hopeful this grant together with others like it will go some way to making volunteering easier for the thousands of volunteers who regularly volunteer their time selflessly for the benefit of others.” Mr Pasin said.