Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today joined Lana & Roger Borg of Mama Lana’s Community Foundation (MLCF) to announce a grant of $20,130 through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.
MLCF is a wholly not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping homeless and disadvantaged people in our community. The foundation offers hot meals six nights a week, supplies food and toiletry packs, as well as providing clothing, sleeping bags and blankets to keep the homeless and disadvantaged warm during cold nights.
“It was my pleasure to recommend this project for funding to assist Mama Lana’s with much needed improvements to their food storage system,” said Stuart Ayres.
This grant will allow for the construction and installation of a combined freezer/coolroom offering increased capacity for food storage. It has also allowed for the removal of 7 freezers and 4 fridges reducing electricity usage and costs.
“CBP funding helps community groups make a positive difference to our local community,” added Stuart Ayres.