Comfort Kitchen turns Seven

By 15 May, 2019Charity

By Kim Parnell

Team Leader Wayne Martin with the volunteers that were there from the early beginnings

On May 14th, 2012, Comfort Kitchen’s doors opened for the first time. Seven years later the kitchen is still going strong. Team Leader Wayne Martin has been there since the very beginning and recently did the maths. Since its inception Comfort Kitchen has provided well over 40,000 meals to those people who are doing it tough, and given a staggering 7500 volunteer hours to date.

Kathy who has been coming for meals for approximately three years said, “ They serve a three course meal every week. The volunteers here are amazing, they do a wonderful job.

It is really good to know that you can get a meal, and that the kids can get something good in their belly.”

On tonights menu was delicious Pumkin Soup, a hearty stew with mashed potato followed by birthday cake and icecream.

One thing is for sure before the night is over it is estimated that 150 people will have walked through the door, sat down and had a meal.

Wayne Martin with current volunteers

Comfort Kitchen is currently after volunteers to assist, both during the day and also at night. You can help with jobs such as food preperation, serving and cooking.

Team Leader Wayne Martin said, “ Come along and see us, and be a part of your community. You might even make new friends as the kitchen is a great place to come together.”

If you are interested or would like to know more call Wayne on 0438 998 850

Comfort Kitchen provides a much needed hot meal each Wednesday night from 4.45pm to 6.15pm at the Hervey Bay Community Centre, Charles St, for all those doing it tough in Hervey Bay.

Comfort Kitchen is also at the Urangan Community Centre, on Elizabeth St, Hervey Bay and is offering Breakfast, Tuesday morning from 7am-8.30pm, and lunch with games on Thursdays from 10am until 1pm.

Photos by Kim Parnell