Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, met with Andrew Paech, Assistant Director of WestCare Community Services to announce their successful application for funding through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
“I am pleased to announce that the WestCare will receive a grant of $14,513 under the 2014 Community Building Partnership Program,” said Stuart Ayres.
The grant will be used to purchase commercial refrigeration and freezer units to provide sufficient fresh and frozen food storage to meet the increasing demands which are being placed on WestCare’s Emergency Food Service.
Mr Paech said we are delighted to receive this support for our Emergency Relief Service. It expands our capacity to store frozen food and importantly, fresh produce.
“The Community Building grant is a great initiative that will have genuine benefits for the people we assist” said Mr Paech.
“The WestCare team and their volunteers provide an invaluable service to people experiencing crisis situations and are to be commended for their ongoing support and commitment to the local community,” added Stuart Ayres.