Help with hampers

The Sunbury Neighbourhood Kitchen is seeking cash donations to help them put together hampers for those in-need. (Supplied) 245632_01

The Sunbury Neighbourhood Kitchen (SNK) is on the lookout for community donations to help those most in-need this holiday season.

Founded by Marianne and Neil Williams in 2013, SNK prepares and delivers hot meals each Monday for community members doing it tough.

“We’re looking for some funding to be able to provide Christmas hampers for the families we work with,” Ms Williams said.

“We’re hoping to provide around 100 hampers, maybe at around $100 per hamper.”

Ms Williams said she hoped the hampers could fit a gap in services that may arise over the holiday period.

At a Hume council meeting last night, SNK was announced as a recipient of a council partnership grant, valued at $30,000 over three years.

Ms Williams said the grant will go toward the organisation’s general operational costs such as rent, insurance and new cooking equipment.

“The kitchen facilities at [Sunbury] Memorial Hall are at capacity, so we need to have additional cooking facilities for it,” she said.

“It’ll go towards Bain maries, pots and pans and additional equipment which needs updating, as we’re regularly serving around 170 meals.”

In order to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions, SNK has pivoted to delivering meals directly to homes.

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Oliver Lees