Cornerstone Community Kitchen to swap meals for hampers
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Cornerstone Community Kitchen to swap meals for hampers


Volunteers Matt and Bill at one of the kitchen's weekly dinners. Pictures: Supplied

One Tamworth charity is adapting its method of helping those who need it most, as COVID-19's impacts hit the city. The Cornerstone Community Kitchen, managed by volunteers from Tamworth's Cornerstone Church, is run out of the Coledale Community Centre every Tuesday. It's an outreach service that could provide a home-cooked meal to people who need it free of charge once a week. Susan Adams, the coordinator of the charity, said the restrictions around gatherings applied to them as well, meaning they had to think outside the box. "We are hoping to serve our needy individuals and families in our community in another way by creating hampers to distribute," she said.

"We want to make sure we are still putting the resources to good use while keeping our volunteers and the community safe. "We are asking those who can to donate non-perishable items or funds." Ms Adams said staff at the Cornerstone Community Kitchen had received feedback that residents were missing not only the home-cooked meal but the sense of mateship from the gatherings. She added that there were vulnerable people in the community before COVID-19 hit, and now there were even more. "Many people in our community do not have food security at the moment," Ms Adams said. "So any help would be greatly appreciated. People are welcome to message us if they want to organise a donation, or if they know someone who might need a hamper." Contact the charity on cornerstonecommunitykitchen1@gmail.com or by messaging their social media page.

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