Grace diners exceed expectations
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.