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Kind Hearted Kitchen grows in support

Kind Hearted Kitchen grows in support

Ruby Stobart and Rachael Braunack, founders of Kind Hearted Kitchen, are grateful to have won a slice of State Government funding in the Fund My Idea community initiative.

The cause received $20,000 that will help make Kind Hearted Kitchen more self-sufficient and streamlined to help the initiative continue the work they do in the community.

The money will go towards a mobile cool room, pots, pans, utensils, printers, racking for cool rooms, cooking trays and other expenses that adds up.

Rachael said, “It’s just so everything is self-sufficient. So we can turn up, use the facilities but we have everything that we need. 

“We don’t want to borrow things and pick things up like we have done in the past, which is great and everyone is really helpful, but it’s just a bit more streamlined now.

“We only have a kitchen for one day and there are certain times we can use if for… We have had great support… We have the potential to do cook ups more often.”

The last cook up by the KHK resulted in over 1,000 meals being cooked and still having left over food donations since they were unable to cook everything within the time  they had. 

Volunteers used the leftovers to make into preserves and soups that will last a bit longer. Produce is still coming in from locals who are donating food.

The KHK have had to turn away a number of volunteers since they don’t have enough room inside the kitchens for everyone to fit inside.

The community has rallied behind the intiative that packages meals for struggling families or people going through hard times.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.