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Sisters of Charity Foundation to visit Campsie community kitchen



Sisters of Charity Foundation supporters will get a first-hand chance to see how their donation dollars are being spent, when they join Foundation staff and Sisters for a visit to the Prosper Community Kitchen on 30 May 2019.

Prosper (Project Australia) is a multi-award-winning small community organisation that aims to support disadvantaged children and their families. Its community kitchen program gives those experiencing poverty and homelessness access to a free kitchen facility, cooking equipment, storage containers and fresh ingredients to prepare healthy meals for their families.

It’s not just healthy food the program is providing, however – the community kitchen helps participants build a sense of community togetherness and belonging.

“We’ve seen 97 community members coming along to at least one kitchen day,” says Prosper’s Karen Craigie. “When you take into account other members of their household the program has already benefited 720 people since its opening in February.”

Foundation donors will get the chance to hear directly from community kitchen participants, and also sample some of their favourite recipes at lunch.

“We’re thrilled to be able to show our donors, in person, what their generosity is helping build,” says Sisters of Charity Foundation CEO Reba Meagher. “Prosper is a fantastic organisation doing vital work within the community and we’re proud to be a supporter.”

“We’re looking forward to hosting the Sisters of Charity Foundation and showcasing the value of the community kitchen,” says Karen. “It has been a marvellous platform for community-building and increasing the dignity of those who are isolated or disadvantaged.”

 

About the Sisters of Charity Foundation

Every year the Sisters of Charity Foundation is able to make a difference to thousands of people across the country with funds generously donated by compassionate Australians. We support initiatives that receive little or no funding from other sources, that benefit the disadvantaged, marginalised and socially isolated people in our community, no matter their gender, ethnicity, age or ability.