For many years, our Warrah participants have been proud to be involved in the satisfying work of delivering pre-ordered fresh seasonal produce boxes to various collection points on Sydney’s Lower & Upper North Shore. Now, thanks to a $20,000 grant received from the NSW Government Community Building Partnership, that work has become a lot more enjoyable!
The generous financial contribution has allowed for the transformation of our rather ordinary shed space into an efficient packing and distribution centre. The space is now brightly lit, fully insulated and climate-controlled, providing a much more functional environment for the dozens of Warrah Society participants and Specialist School students who actively contribute to feeding our broader community each week. Pictured here are school students Harry and Jasmin, with volunteer Marie, proud after a session of packing veggies!
The Community Building Partnership is a state government initiative for investing in infrastructure projects delivering positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes. The projects covered must promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion. Our new space is certainly helping us with all those objectives – as you can see from this photo. Community members are engaged in activities which include bagging salad mix, weighing fruit and vegetables, packing co-op boxes and loading the delivery van. The space is also used on a weekly basis to pack boxes of quality fresh organic produce for residents of our supported independent living houses.