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Free Food for Community Good

Every Thursday night, Logan West residents are invited to attend a free community dinner at Life & Legacy Church in Hillcrest.

The family friendly event, which starts at 5:30pm, is supported by the Logan West Community Pantry and various local church groups.

Logan West Community Pantry administrator Katrina Christie said anyone was welcome to attend and socialise over hot food, drinks, and dessert.

“One of the things with this ministry is that we’re happy for people to come as they are,” she said.

“People can come and express their gifts for everybody to enjoy, if you’ve got a gift or a talent or you want to come sing.

“We’ve even got a girl from a local school who comes to play her clarinet for us sometimes.”

All ingredients for the dinners are donated or collected before being prepared by volunteers and served to the community on Thursday nights.

Vegan, gluten free and lactose free options are also served.

Volunteer Hollyann Rutherford said it was a privilege to serve the community and demonstrate love to others by helping at the community dinners.

“Our job is to serve, because as Christians we believe Jesus came to Earth to love.

“So what we do for our community is we want to love on people, so that when they leave here they feel good,” she said.

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Community Dinner volunteers Hollyann Rutherford and Patsy Buckley preparing dessert and drinks.

Logan West Community Pantry co-founders Katrina and Matthew Christie and started the charity project on the 1st of June 2020.

“Due to Covid-19 we decided that the community would be in greater need and the road to recovery would impact many,” Katrina said.

“We also have a Wednesday and a Friday giveaway – we give fruit, veg, anything we get. If we get it for free, we give it for free to support the community.”

When Katrina and her husband Matthew moved to the area 18 months ago, they saw a need for more community-based activities and decided to take action.

They are also currently undertaking a series of community-based projects and programs, including setting up a missionary outpost in a small indigenous community in Cunnamulla in conjunction with another church.

“We’ve been really busy bees these last few weeks, getting a blanket drive and a winter clothing drive together, and we’ve got this massive trailer of clothes ready to go,” she said.

 

Anyone can attend the free week community dinner held at unit 13/98 Anzac Ave, Hillcrest. Sign in at the door is required.

More information about the LWCP can be found on the Logan West Community Pantry Facebook page HERE

 

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