Kitchen kindness: Hearts open for the homeless

OPENING their hearts and doors in October with the mission to feed those in the district who need it most, A Good Kitchen is smashing expectations. 

Serving up a big plate of lasagna, veggies, salad, garlic bread and dessert of fresh fruit and ice cream on Tuesday, it was clear this kitchen is doing good for the Swan Hill community.

Putting on a meal for those in need in the Swan Hill community every Tuesday. Pictures: GEMMA ROWLEY

Putting on a meal for those in need in the Swan Hill community every Tuesday. Pictures: GEMMA ROWLEY

"It just blows my mind, I knew there were people in the community that needed a helping hand, but we've fed over 50 people in the one night in just over six weeks," A Good Kitchen founder Goodie Heinsch said.

"We get all kinds of demographics come and visit for a meal and a chat, and the ones who need it most are getting fed, which is why we started this kitchen in the first place." 

A Good Kitchen has seen volunteers from the community come to help support the great cause and Ms Heinsch is "incredibly grateful".

"I'm really astounded, I didn't realise the community would be so eager to get behind this kitchen, but everyone really has come out of the woodwork," Ms Heinsch said.

"I've still got people contacting me at all hours of the night wanting to be a volunteer, which is great," she said.

To read more of this story, grab a copy of the November 23 edition of The Guardian. 

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