MORE than 1000 non-perishable food items have been donated to the Pinjarra Community Kitchen, thanks to the generosity of Murray residents.
The items were collected during the inaugural Murray Community Food Drive earlier this month as part of national Anti-Poverty Week.
The items will help Pinjarra Community Kitchen with meals for people who are homeless or under severe financial constraint.
Collection bins were set up at several locations throughout Murray including local primary schools, Coles Pinjarra, Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre, Murray Library, Murray Leisure Centre and the Shire of Murray Administration Office.
Shire President Maree Reid said the shire acknowledged overwhelming support from Dwellingup, North Pinjarra, North Dandalup, St Joseph’s and Pinjarra Primary School as well as Coles Pinjarra.
The shire also thanked Murray church groups, businesses and service providers who worked tirelessly throughout the year helping those in need.
Pinjarra Community Kitchen opens every Tuesday between 11am and 1pm in the car park behind the Alliance Church in Peel Street where a meal is provided to those in need.
The kitchen is a joint initiative between the Alliance Church, Family Church, Anglican Church and Uniting Church and supported by St Vincent de Paul.