Kogarah Storehouse kitchen and kiosk to be modernised thanks to Council grant

24/02/2017

The Kogarah Storehouse is to benefit from a $50,000 grant from Georges River Council through the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program.
 
The Storehouse provides hot meals and food hampers for clients accessing the St George Community Connections Hub. Clients may be experiencing homelessness, financial stress or domestic and family violence.
 
Lala Noronha, Manager of the Storehouse, said that she was “extremely grateful and very appreciative” that they were to receive the grant funding.
 
“Without the grant funding it would have been very difficult to proceed with a much needed upgrade of the kitchen and kiosk. It will help us meet the increasing demand for weekly meals by disadvantaged and isolated people in the local community,” she said.
 
“The kitchen and kiosk were both outdated. Now they’ll better meet our requirements, including work safety and food preparation standards. The upgrade will improve the overall infrastructure and efficiency of the kitchen.”
 
Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said the upgrade will benefit other organisations as well, with the kitchen facilities being utilised by up to 20 community groups per week.
 
“The Storehouse has been assisting community members in the Georges River area for 25 years, providing practical support to those who need it. The facilities there get a great deal of use. A modernised kitchen will make it much easier for staff to deliver meals and hampers that people rely on,” he said.
 
“I would like to congratulate The Kogarah Storehouse for their successful grant application and I look forward to seeing the upgraded facilities later this year.”
 
Once detailed designs are completed, work is expected to commence in July and be completed by September 2017.
 
More than 60 applications were received by Council requesting funding through the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program.
 
Of these applicants, 27 were awarded funding ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. A total of $1 million in funding was granted to local community groups.
 
For more information, please contact Council via 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.
 
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