Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre’s Second Bite Food Rescue program continues to make a huge difference to the lives of many local residents.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole visited the centre and congratulated the hard working staff and volunteers for the work they do.
At the same time Mr Toole announced a grant for $12,624 from the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership (CBP) Fund for new shelving in the preparation room.
“The CBP fund focuses on those organisations that make big differences in their communities,” Mr Toole said.
“The work that LINC do is so valuable to the Lithgow community. I can think of no better recipient for this funding.”
Community members in Lithgow can stock up on essentials at LINC for free, thanks to the organisation’s partnership with Coles supermarkets.
Volunteers collect items like baked goods, canned items, fruit and vegetables from supermarkets that would have otherwise had to be thrown out.
In addition, they often receive generous donations from other businesses and companies, including items like hygiene products, toiletries and other basic goods.
“It’s amazing to see this program continue to operate and grow. It’s a real credit to the staff and volunteers here that they still manage to operate despite a lack of space in their facility. This upgrade will make it easier for volunteers to organise, pack and prepare donations for those in need,” Mr Toole said.
LINC also hosts a wide range of programs for the community in the Lithgow and are always looking at ways they can assist people in need.