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Foodcare Opening

‘Good Vibes’ at Grace City

Community Foodcare

Grand Opening

Wednesday 19th February marked the Grand Opening of Grace City Community Foodcare. The occasion running between 10am-1pm was full of ‘good vibes’.
Huey Nunn said “It was a fantastic chaos as people swarmed in. It felt like we were really meeting a need”.Foodcare Opening 1
The festivities began with Mike Irving on the mic who said that Grace City Community Foodcare had already met the 2 goals for the centre. These goals were of it being a place to meet peoples physical needs and also being a place of love, care and respect. Ms Bishop seconded what Mike said in saying that the centre not only catered for peoples needs but it was also a friendly community place.
On top of seeing a record of about 70 clients check groceries out of the store we also had a large number of care agencies representatives attend the opening. Amongst the agencies were; Warringah Council, Queenscliff Mental Health, Salvation Army, Womens Refuge, Burdekin and Centrelink. We also had both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor as special guests along with Hon. Browyn Bishop MP who officially opened the shop with the cut of the ribbon.
Clients flooded the room following the cut of the ribbon and it showed just how much of an impact the centre is having on people’s lives. Peter Brooks said “An amazing morning. Fantastic to connect with Politicians and Agency leaders and to see so many people literally charging through the doors to get there groceries was particularly moving. Well done Grace City Church.”
We pray for the explosion of clients to continue after a successful opening leading to lives being changed for the better. Also many thanks to all who supported and attended the opening. It was great to see the smiles on the faces of all those involved in the festivities.

For more info on Community Foodcare please go to www.gracecitycare.org.au
Tash Woolley, 26/02/2014