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10-YEAR-OLD NAKITA COL­LECTS FOR THE NEEDY

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

TO achieve her fi­nal badge be­fore ad­vanc­ing to scouts, Nakita Plum­ridge needed to do some­thing for char­ity.

The 10-year-old Fal­con Scout Group mem­ber and Glen­coe Pri­mary School stu­dent chose Peel Com­mu­nity Kitchen, which pro­vides meals to the home­less and dis­ad­van­taged.

Her target was col­lect­ing a big box of food and five days into her food drive, nearly $600 of food­stuffs were stacked around her home.

Nikita pre­sented her do­na­tion re­cently to Man­durah Com­mu­nity Kitchen board mem­ber An­gelo Gangemi at Fal­con Scout Hall.

“Nakita pulled out all the stops to col­lect as much as pos­si­ble for Peel Com­mu­nity Kitchen,’’ her father Ian said.

“It proves that just one per­son, even a 10year-old, can make a dif­fer­ence.”

Mr Gangemi said many peo­ple do­nated cans of food to the kitchen but ba­sics such as rice, sugar and milk were prefer­able.

Man­durah Com­mu­nity Kitchen will dis­trib­ute the food to those in need in the com­mu­nity.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­vides about 500 meals a week and sur­vives mainly on do­na­tions.

Nakita Plum­ridge with Man­durah Com­mu­nity Kitchen board mem­ber An­gelo Gangemi.

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