Over the past 18 months, despite the lockdowns, the Kitchen has been a beacon of light for the street community. They have remained open, delivering not only meals but growing their services to include; legal and healthcare clinics, a COVID vaccination hub, an extensive library and probably most importantly an array of mental health services.
Our Federal Member, Dave Sharma MP, visited Canice's Kitchen this week. He was impressed by the Kitchen's sustainability and ability not only survive but to grow through COVID. Alongside a daily meal service, the Kitchen now provides additional support to its guests. In addition to regular visits from Orange Sky Laundry and Thread Together, we are providing weekly access to St Vincent’s Homeless Health, an employment and coaching service, as well as a community participation program which will offer guests the chance to work alongside qualified chefs to gain skills and confidence.