SOUP KITCHEN: South Grafton Plantation Organic Bakery employee Francoise Munce and owner David Lorenzo try out recipe ideas for the new soup kitchen and drop-in centre which will operate once a month. Photo: Debrah Novak
SOUP KITCHEN: South Grafton Plantation Organic Bakery employee Francoise Munce and owner David Lorenzo try out recipe ideas for the new soup kitchen and drop-in centre which will operate once a month. Photo: Debrah Novak

Soup kitchen to stir up the kids on a Saturday night

FREE soup and pizza is on offer at the Plantation Organic Bakery in South Grafton on the last Saturday of each month.

The Soup Kitchen organiser David Lorenzo said he wanted to do his bit for the community and give kids a place to go at night.

"I wanted to do this so people can drop in and have some soup or pizza," Mr Lorenzo said.

"I said, what if we had a drop-in centre?

"I think the biggest problem for kids is at night they don't have anything to do or anywhere to go."

Mr Lorenzo said he had run soup kitchens at Yamba and Maclean.

He said those kitchens had great public responses, but it was too far for him to drive and hoped to do it in his South Grafton bakery.

"We have invited anyone who wants to come," he said.

"Farmer Lou's has jumped on board and will supply the vegetables.

"The PCYC in Coffs jumped in and they will be here on the night."

Mr Smith said he had already sent out 245 invitations for the night.

He said the first soup kitchen night would be Saturday, August 30, 8pm-3am.

For anyone that wants to get involved or go along on the night phone 6647 6479 or see The Soup Kitchen Facebook page, Plantation Organic Bakery (Free) Soup Kitchen.



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