Grace din­ers ex­ceed ex­pec­ta­tions

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Fel­low­ship is as much of a draw­card as cheap food for the 70 peo­ple who at­tend the Sal­va­tion Army’s Mon­day night meals in Can­nons Creek.

The Grace pro­gramme has sur­passed ex­pec­ta­tions since it be­gan on April 23, co-or­di­na­tor Heather Davies says.

‘‘ Ev­ery­thing that has hap­pened has fallen into place as it was sup­posed to.’’

The meal at­tracts peo­ple of all ages, from cou­ples and fam­i­lies to peo­ple who come alone, and many re­turn ev­ery week for the so­cial side of the meal, Mrs Davies says. ‘‘The whole point was community and that’s what we get.’’

About 30 vol­un­teers help pre­pare the two- course meals, serve them, and then wash up after­wards.

The Sallies are not seek­ing more vol­un­teers at this stage but al­ways need food do­na­tions to keep the meal price at $2 for adults, or $10 a fam­ily, Mrs Davies says.

Grace meal, Mon­day 6pm to 7pm at the Sal­va­tion Army, cor­ner of War­spite Ave and Fan­tame St, Can­nons Creek.

Friends and food: Tuck­ing in are Alan Huntley, Kerry O’Leary, and Damien Ha­zle­wood with son Jor­dan, 7.

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