Penrith Community Kitchen receive cheque from Penrith RSL.

Penrith RSL lends a helping hand

Words by: Kerrie Davis

Photo by: Hilary Nathan Photography

Source: Nepean News 17 September 2020 Issue 286 (pg.16)

With this year being dominated by a pandemic. the Penrith Community Kitchen hadn’t received a donation since the beginning of the year and was totally devoid of food, clothing, volunteers and cash. But as always. when the Penrith community sees anyone in distress, they reach out to help. The team at Penrith RSL were quick to put up their hand to help. They declared that all monies left over after costs from their Friday night Cash Housie would go to the Kitchen.

Penrith RSL CEO Neel Chand said he was saddened that financial woes had hit the Penrith Community Kitchen after having fed so many disadvantaged locals for so many years. “The Kitchen plays a vital role in our community and I’m pleased that we are able to help support them,” he said.

Cathy Craig is the Coordinator of Penrith Community Kitchen and said the support is very appreciated following an incredibly tough first half of the year. “We are overwhelmed with the local support that has flowed and we are looking forward to helping and feeding our community through the generosity of Penrith RSL and the others who’ve helped,” Cathy said.

Gai Hawthorn at a recent community catch-up breakfast with a cheque for Penrith Community Kitchen for $2557.13.

“These funds were raised from Friday night’s Cash Housie. Thank you to all of you who have attended so far. This money will be a great help to the Kitchen to assist those in need in our community.” Mr Chand said.


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