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The Cottage Kitchen volunteers at St Nectarios Burwood recognised for helping those in need

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The Cottage Kitchen volunteers from the St Nectarios Parish and Community in Burwood, Sydney have been recognised for their hard work providing free homemade meals to those in need.

The volunteers received Burwood Council’s ‘Volunteer Recognition Award’ by Mayor John Faker this month after they were nominated by members of the St Nectarios Board.

The award.

Christina Scalone, who is the Vice President of the Ladies Philoptochos and a volunteer at The Cottage Kitchen, told The Greek Herald it was an honour to be recognised.

READ MORE: Free home made meals available at The Cottage Kitchen from next week.

“It feels really good and nice to be able to get recognition,” Ms Scalone said. “Now we can go forward and continue our work. It’s very rewarding.”

Volunteers collecting their award.

In a post on Facebook, the Board also congratulated the volunteers for their success.

“We are so proud of our Ladies Philoptochos and all the volunteers of The Cottage Kitchen for their care for our community and their tirelessness. Very well deserved!” the post reads.

The Cottage Kitchen was first launched in July 2020 in response to high community demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was made possible with a $5,000 grant by Multicultural NSW.

Father George Liangas (left) with the Burwood Mayor.

READ MORE: St Nectarios Parish Burwood receives $5,000 government grant for The Cottage Kitchen.

Volunteers cook up to 100 nutritious meals a week and either parishioners can pick them up from 12 to 1pm every Monday at 5 Burleigh Street, Burwood, or they can be delivered to those with mobility issues.

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