Providing meals for those in need

The Rotary Club of Boronia has partnered with Knox Infolink to deliver a new community meals project, with the support of the Flame Tree Burger Bar (Ferntree Gully and Bayswater) and Siam Terrace Thai Restaurant (Boronia).  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Knox Infolink is being called upon to provide emergency support to an increasing number of families and individuals; this project is aimed at supporting their response.

Normally (pre-COVID-19) our members enjoy a meal together on a Tuesday evening.  We are now meeting electronically from our homes and members are donating the money spent on our weekly meals to help those in our local community who may be doing it tough.  Funds allocated to the Rotary Club’s annual ANZAC Day commemoration service, which had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions, were also redirected to the community meals project.

These funds are being turned into Dinner Vouchers, which are issued to selected recipients by Infolink.  Vouchers are then used to purchase take-away meals at either of the two restaurants.

This project not only provides food for the needy in our community, but also assists the participating restaurants to continue to operate in these difficult times for the hospitality industry, as they both employ local Boronia people.

President, Bernadette Vanderwolde (not shown) and Rotarian John White (right of picture) recently caught up with Infolink Centre Manager, Denise Budge (rear) and Volunteer, Anne Bowkett (left) to finalise partnership arrangements and hear more about the amazing work Infolink continues to do in our local community.

If interested to know more about this and our other exciting projects, or if you would like to support this or any other project, please contact us.

October 2020

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