Feeding Friends thanks supporters as Luncheon brings Community together

The 2023 Christmas Luncheon, held jointly by Feeding Friends and the Salvation Army, was well-received by the community, with more than 80 three-course meals prepared and served during the day.

Co-Founder of Feeding Friends Don Barron thanked his three kitchen hands, Caroline, Derek, and Kel, as well as the Elders from the Mormon Church for their assistance.

He also provided a special mention to the Salvation Army Major’s Kevin and Sugu Meredith for their support.

“It was humbling to have so many thank us in person … with a massive round of applause after a short speech made by myself,” Mr Barron said.

“This would never have been possible without all of our sponsors and donations from the generous people of our community,” Mr Barron concluded.

Prior to Monday’s Christmas luncheon, Mr Barron spent part of last week visiting some of their many supporters and donors to provide Certificates of Appreciation for their continued support.

Liam Wilson from Fresh Pizza Broken Hill, Kris from Metro Hillside Service Station, Jason Mauldoon, Michelle Stephens from Wade Stephens Security, Lee Cecchin from the Old Saltbush Restaurant and Catering, and Don Robinson from Ela-Mar Broken Hill were provided accolades and certificates on Feeding Friends’ Facebook page.

David and Maryanne Trinder from The Astra Broken Hill, Graeme and Jaclyn from the Hurley and Webb family, and Rob and Stacey from Top End Meat were also provided certificates and accolades.

Local media organisations were recognised and thanked by Feeding Friends as well, with the local ABC and our very own Barrier Truth receiving accolades.

Special mentions were also made to Elleoura Lodge Far West Health, Aaron Mew and family, the YWCA of Broken Hill, Cathy Stevens, On The Run Corporate Affairs, and the Broken Hill Salvation Army, for their support and donations in the week leading up to Christmas.

Feeding Friends continues to accept donations year-round, and donations can be made by contacting Mr Barron or Ms Novello on the Feeding Friends Facebook Page or by calling 0498 953 784.

PICTURE: Liam Wilson (left) from Fresh Pizza Broken Hill, receiving an accolade from Don Barron on behalf of Feeding Friends. Photo Supplied.

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