Joining forces to provide a festive meal to the needy

Patricia Giles Centre chief executive Kedy Kristal and The Little Feast Company’s Amy Cladingboel are teaming up to give those escaping domestic violence a wholesome Christmas meal. Picture: Martin Kennealey d446047
Patricia Giles Centre chief executive Kedy Kristal and The Little Feast Company’s Amy Cladingboel are teaming up to give those escaping domestic violence a wholesome Christmas meal. Picture: Martin Kennealey d446047

HEARTY, wholesome food is on the menu for women and children escaping domestic violence this Christmas.

The Little Feast Company has partnered Joondalup’s Patricia Giles Centre and is offering customers the chance to buy a Little Feast at cost price for those who have turned to the centre for help.

It will be delivered and distributed among users of the centre particularly those with children to support.

Chief executive Kedy Kristal said this Christmas they would be supporting over 120 families with food hampers and gifts.

“The support of Little Feast customers through their donation of healthy meals will be a wonderful addition that will be most appreciated by our mums and children,” she said.

The centre offers safe crisis accommodation and counselling for women and children affected by domestic violence.

It also provides culturally appropriate Aboriginal services.

There are a number of support groups run at various times including self-defence, children’s groups, fun and fitness and children and pets.

The Little Feast Company founder Julia Lambo said there had been a lot about domestic violence in the news lately.

“Often the victims are mums and their children so it is an issue that resonates with us and we are confident it will resonate with our customers too,” she said.

Joint-owner Amy Cladingboel, who visited the centre recently, was impressed with its philosophy and the variety of services offered.

“Partnering with the Patricia Giles Centre seems like a natural fit for us and we hope that the Little Feasts we provide offer some comfort – one less thing for the mums in these situations to have to think about,” she said.

For more, visit patgilescentre.org.au or littlefeast.com.au.