Sikh Volunteers Australia would like to thank the community for the tremendous support and encouragement given during the building of the new community kitchen.
With the support of the community, we embarked on building a bigger kitchen at our base in Devon Meadows, Victoria. We are confident that the new kitchen will provide greater capacity to manage the growing demand for our Free Food projects to the needy and disadvantaged in our community.
Our current kitchen being inadequate and limited to efficiently fulfil the growing daily meals being cooked and delivered by Sikh Volunteers Australia, especially during the COVID19 crisis period where more than 800 meals were prepared daily, 7 days a week.
We are grateful for all the donations/contributions. Many individuals and organisations have contributed their precious time, monetary funds and also came down to do selfless service (sewa) to see the successful completion and inauguration of the community kitchen.
We have since started cooking meals in the new kitchen after the inauguration ceremony on 31 May 2020 (Sunday). Due to the restrictions which were still in place, only limited community members were able to be present for this occasion. The Sikh Volunteers Australia team look forward to welcoming all after further easing of restrictions where many more people are able to gather.
Thank you again for your valuable support and loving encouragement messages. We have included some photos of the inauguration ceremony below, as well as the different phases of the project construction.