Funding provides food and hope to vulnerable community members

Vulnerable members of the community will have access to food and social engagement thanks to a partnership between the NSW Government and BaptistCare.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced on Friday that the organisation has received $16,375 from the Community Building Partnerships program to purchase a barbecue trailer that will service Dubbo and surrounding communities.

“We know that drought and COVID have made things tough for people, and the Hope Street program will allow BaptistCare to reach out to more people and provide assistance to them,” Mr Saunders said.

“The wonderful thing about this program is that by having access to this trailer it will not only service Dubbo but other parts of the region as well, and that is one of the main reasons I was delighted to secure the funding.”

BaptistCare Hope Street centre manager Karen Windley said the funding will make a difference to a vast number of people.

“Hope Street Dubbo is a community centre that brings relief to people who are homeless, suffer domestic violence, have addictions and that generally are a bit isolated,” she said. “The barbecue trailer will allow us to go to people with things like food and help provide a sense of community to bring hope to people.”

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