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Food hamper program gets welcome cash injection

The Spring Farm based Australia Pacific and Maori Community Services has received a cash injection towards their food hamper project.

Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves has announced that the group will receive a $5,000 grant under the Multicultural Community Covid Support Grant program.

Mr Sidgreaves praised Australia Pacific and Maori Community Services for delivering critical services to the local community, especially in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This included the food hamper program for the local community.

“I am very pleased that the Multicultural Community Covid Support Grant program is supporting this wonderful and important initiative,’’ he said.

“I also thank all the volunteers at Australia Pacific and Maori Community Services Inc for their dedication to those in need,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“This service has supported some of the most vulnerable in our community and has kept us together during unprecedented times.”

NSW multiculturalism minister Geoff Lee has announced more than $1 million for multicultural projects, festivals and events across NSW in the latest round of grants.

“These grants assist many outstanding volunteer and community groups which deliver important services, activities, festivals and events to our diverse communities,” Mr Lee said.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the strength and resilience of our multicultural society and how much we can achieve when we work together.” 

“These grants will continue to support our diverse communities to ensure every member of our society can participate and thrive,” Mr Lee added.

For more information about Multicultural NSW grants programs, visit www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au

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